Mícheál called in to Foot Solutions in Limerick suffering from heel spurs.
‘It was certainly painful. Any kind of standing or walking had become very uncomfortable for me. I visited Ellen in Foot Solutions in Limerick and after a whole suite of measurements, she concluded that my arches were starting to fall. I bought three different types of shoes over time along with a set of custom-made orthotics. The pain just disappeared. From now on I won’t be going anywhere else other than Foot Solutions.
‘It isn’t just that the shoes and supports got rid of the pain completely. I am also delighted with the impact that they have had on my life. Limping around the place can get you down, it drains the life out of you. Since I went to Foot Solutions and tackled my pain, I find I have more energy. I think any kind of chronic pain can make you irritable and depletes your concentration. With that pain removed, it frees me up from a creative point of view.
‘I’d go as far as to say that the shoes and supports have a kind of intelligence. They have subtly forced me to change my posture in a way that has almost resurrected me and helped channel my energy. While there is a science in the measurement and diagnosis, I think there is also an art in the way they craft the shoes and supports.
‘I’m sold on Foot Solutions. As I said, I won’t be going anywhere else. Yes, the shoes and supports cost a bit more but they are also better quality and last longer. And most of importantly of all, they got rid of my pain and released a more positive energy.’