I suffered from the dreaded Plantar Fasciitis (PF) for more than a year
Initially, I rolled my foot with foam roller and ice bottle and rolling pin and tennis ball and golf ball and foot massager and taping and pasted medicated plaster and consulted a western doctor and did sports massage and seen Chinese physician and did acupuncture, massage, etc. All of the above did not help and I was still suffering. My family members advised me to stop running for good.
I was so disheartened and was searching for more cures and solutions until I saw my favourite runner Dean Karnazes was advertising for SOLE footbeds and I started to wonder what kind of insoles were
I was excited as I found out that they are good for PF sufferers and read many many reviews from people all over the world saying they helped a lot and they no longer suffer from PF. There are a few types of footbeds available and I did not know which type was suitable for me so I sent a private message to the company asking for advice. They said any of the footbeds will work well in treating PF. I was thrilled in seeing the words “treating PF”. Wow, they actually “treat” PF and not just making your feet more comfortable in them.
I got myself a pair of the thickest version and felt good on my first few runs and ran without pain for the first time. It has been 5 months since I used them and I have not been bothered by PF for 5 months! Now even with increased mileage (70KM per week), the foot still feel comfortable. It’s so amazing and I am so happy to have found a solution, even though the footbeds are not cheap but totally worth it!!! I purchased a second pair last month so that I don’t have to take out and put in so many times with my different pair of running shoes.
There was once I decided to try running without putting the footbeds since my foot has no more pain. Gosh… the pain came back after 2 – 3KM and I knew that I couldn’t carry on this way. It would cause more harm than good so I stopped. Since then, I have not been running without them. They are my saviours. I am not sure about others, but they definitely helped me.
So thankful… so thankful. They are really amazing, they cured my PF!
Note: I wrote this blog on my own accord. I am not being sponsored of anything or any kind from SOLE™.
Featured image credits (Feet image at the very top of this post): Creator