Children’s Orthotics

I’ve started walking to work, which is awesome! It’s better for my mental health, helps get my endorphins flowing and makes me feel less rushed in the morning. I’m really glad that I tried it out a couple of months ago on a nice weather day because it has seriously changed my life. I now only drive on days that I have to bring specific equipment in or if it’s raining. It’s fantastic. 

The only issue with walking is that I now do a lot of it. It’s starting to hurt my feet, especially if I decide not to walk in runners. I don’t know exactly what’s going on with my feet, but the best way I can describe it is shooting pains going up my foot any time I take a step. I wonder if this is the type of thing that could have been avoided if when I was younger, my parents got me children’s orthotics. In the Cheltenham area, it’s very common for young kids to get orthotics. In fact, for some reason, it seemed to be the ‘cool’ thing to do.

My parents said there was no need for me to get orthotics when I had perfectly good feet, and they were right about the fact that I didn’t have any common foot problems when I was young. But now that I’ve got pain when I’m walking, I’m thinking maybe I should have gotten orthotics when I was younger? Who knows. It’s too late for me to think about this anyway. 

Because I don’t want to stop walking to work, I’m going to do the right thing and visit the expert podiatrist local to Cheltenham. I’m hoping the podiatrist will be able to figure out what’s wrong. I assume they will be able to seeing as that’s their job, but I guess you never know when you’ll be some crazy unheard of case that no one can figure out.