Gloria talks about how she loves to walk everywhere until her feet started to cause her pain. She had plantar fasciitis and felt pain and stiffness from her feet all the way through her shoulders from being regularly active by walking every day. She even explained how walking and her well-being have influenced by her afflictions. Being a patient for Dr. Alex Jimenez, she tried on some custom orthotics and it changed her life as the custom orthotics have helped her relieve her symptoms. Plantar fasciitis is where the plantar fascia tissue is inflamed and can cause intense pain in the heels. Gloria explains how the custom orthotics felt like cushions on her feet and has helped relieve her plantar fasciitis symptoms. By using custom orthotics, patients with plantar fasciitis like Gloria can feel relief from the symptoms and are able to continue to do their daily exercises that require them to be on their feet all day or all night. Custom orthotics are personalized to the person’s own foot and can help them relieve the symptoms that they were previously experiencing. No one should feel aches and pains from their feet and brush it off as something normal or think that they are getting older by getting orthotics, they can relieve the foot symptoms and can last for about 7 years, which is a very long time. Custom orthotics can even correct a person’s walk by making sure that the arch is supported as well as the whole foot. By using custom orthotics, the foot will be corrected whether it was turned in or out, to the right position and people will notice the difference in how they walk and feel. Gloria even mentions how she recommends everyone to visit Dr. Jimenez for a non-surgical option for foot pain and plantar fasciitis symptom treatments.
[00:00:11] My name is Gloria. I’m a patient of Doctor Jimenez. I originally came here with a lot of pain, a lot of stiffness on my feet, my legs, my hips, and my shoulders. My pain gradually started with plantar fasciitis. I would walk every day at least an hour, an hour and a half every day and it started getting worse and worse. It was where I had to quit walking less, maybe three, four years. My feet gradually started feeling like they were crunching up. I did not feel the bottom of my feet on the floor. And with that saying that I started feeling pain on my feet. My energy level was low, I would get tired. I would have to take a break. I got pain, it started coming up on the left side of my leg. After a while, it continued into the hips and up to my shoulders. Here working the wrist, it’s not going to work. And that it would wear me out. I mean, I would wear out so much quicker because of my feet. The orthotics from the first day that I saw in the advertisement made a lot of sense to me because the other ones that I had are generic and they’re made for everybody. That made me realize if these are made for everybody. They’re not really helping me any. I realized that’s what I needed something, with what’s to be made exactly to my feet? Because I had already realized the bottom on my foot, the arch was already not where it should have been. They said, we can get you on that machine for a picture, right I guess the picture, whatever it is. From there it was. I had them on about maybe eight to 10 days later and oh my gosh, when I got them, my feet went from this to that. For the first time, I felt my whole foot was on the ground and supporting. You were running around all crooked. It all wrong, all in a bunch. So of course, naturally I realized that the muscles and everything, that’s the way it all works eventually started gradually that the more I wore it every day, it gets better, better. And now, I mean, it’s… I still can’t get over it. Now I got to watch myself now because I don’t know, I have feet. It’s so comfortable, especially the bottom. It feels like I’m walking on cushions. That whole foot, the whole foot. I love walking. I love the garden. I don’t stop at night. I go, woman, what I drop. This has really pulled me back. I would say pretty much the way I used to be able to do things above maybe five, six years back. That’s where it is written.
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