My podiatrist would be proud
As I was walking through Epcot Center, I thought about the miles and miles we had walked/stood in line/pushed our way through on our feet at Disney. At the end of the day, I looked down at my running shoes and decided to take a snapshot of the glittering sidewalk in front of Innovations at Epcot because I was so happy that my feet should have been killing me, but they weren't! It was in the high 70's/ low 80's, sunny, and it was so tempting to wear a pair of cute flats or strappy sandals, but my podiatrist's (happens to be my partner, Dr. McNeill!) words echoed in my mind - be good to your feet! I, like many of my patients, have a history of plantar fasciitis, and I have custom orthotics that I wear to control the pain from recurring. Add that to my stretching exercises religiously performed a few times a day, and my plantar fasciitis never got in the way of allowing me to enjoy Disney. Plus, it is a great example to my teenage kids - its OK to wear gym shoes rather than flip flops. Support with proper shoe gear and orthotics are the most important aspects in preventing recurrent heel pain. It allowed me to enjoy my time at the parks without worrying about my feet!
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