Monday, May 17, 2010

Orthaheel Gel Heel Orthotic for Plantar Fascitiis

After another week of no running I attempted to run on Saturday morning and I did manage 3 miles but with pain afterwards. In fact on Sunday I was still feeling enough pain in  my heel so that the walk in to town was only managed with a limp.
Real Food & Beer Festival

It was worth the mile limp to attend the 'The Real Food and Beer Festival at Greene King’ in Bury St Edmunds. This was a really good event and I hope is repeated on an annual basis . There were lots of local producers providing samples and selling their products including Suffolk Food Hall, Jimmy’s Farm, The English Whisky Company, Yum Yum Tree Fudge and Rodwell Farm Dairy.
A few pints of Greene King and the pain in my heel was at least temporarily relieved!

On Saturdays run I inserted 3 insoles in my left shoe to try and help obsorb some of the shock when my foot hits the ground. It didn't work but was slightly better. So after the festival a trip to Boots the Chemists resulted in the purchase of a Scholl Orthaheel Gel Heel Orthotic.

According to the promotional material Scholl Orthaheel is an innovative biomechanical solution made from the highest grade materials and technology available to help realign the lower limbs through to the hips, to restore the feet and body back to a neutral position just as nature intended. The soft flexible moulded gel reduces impact and fatigue.

I removed one of my insoles and inserted both of the gel orthaheels although I am only feeling pain in the left foot. I suppose this is the right thing to do so that I am balanced on both sides and don't cause an injury to my right foot.

I repeated another 3 mile run this afternoon and will now see if there is any reaction. Initially it did feel a little odd as if I was running on stitles and I wondered if the inserts would slip out of position.  The Scholl Orthaheel isn't cheap and cost £16.99 but if it works it will be worth every penny. Time will tell if I am limping tomorrow!
May blossom going over now!
Walnut Tree


  1. Paul,
    I hope that those insoles will bring you some comfort to your Plantar Fasciitis. That festival looks really fun as distributors come from around. I hope your foot heals soon, in which it will I am sure of that. Take care. How are the pushups and situps coming?

  2. i hope those inserts work! fingers crossed...

  3. Thanks Kenley and Lindsay here's hopeing for the best


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