I had tried everything imaginable to treat my sciatic nerve pain, or so I thought. Chiropractors, general practitioners, neurologists and physical therapists were among specialists that I had been to over the past 20 years. Since I had always had an office job that required sitting, I tolerated the pain because moving on my feet was kept to a minimum. I have since learned that sitting is the number one worst thing that you can do to help sciatic nerve pain. I found this to be true after switching jobs. My new job required walking and standing for up to 4 hours at a time. I just could not do it.
Before giving up entirely, I considered visiting another chiropractor. I also thought of trying acupuncture on the soles of my feet. One idea that seemed to be pretty inexpensive was to purchase a pair of inserts for my shoes. Bingo! I found a machine by Dr. Scholl’s that measured the pressure points of your feet and purchased the recommended inserts for $49.98. When I placed the insoles in my shoes, the difference was immediate and amazing. Of course, I was nowhere near wanting to run a Marathon or to take dancing lessons, but actually walking without back pain and having numbness in my legs and hips, was a big relief.
This simple solution to a life-altering problem could have been addressed years earlier if I had just had my feet analyzed for uneven striking points. If you suffer from back pain or numbness, try visiting https://www.drscholls.com/ for a CUSTOM FIT® KIOSK LOCATOR near you. It can make a world of difference in avoiding activities that you once enjoyed.