The Story of Joe: Toilet Bowl Seats, Shocks & Rocks, Inserts, Insoles, Arch Supports & Custom Foot Orthotics – Part III

The Story of Joe

The Story of Joe – Part III. ©2015 Arizona Orthotics

Shocks & Rocks

Joe thought about shock absorption and journaled:

Our feet are like the shocks in a car.

If they work well, we have a smooth ride.

If they don’t, it’s like having rocks instead of shocks.

Pronation and supination explains how our feet absorb shock.

You obviously wouldn’t replace shocks with rocks.

 

Joe stood up and laughed.

He thought, “I’ve got it! I simply need to find something I can put into my shoe that works like a shock!”

Joe Googled ‘shock absorbers for the feet’ which returned 2,270,000 results.

The products ranged from $9.99 all the way up to $90.00.

It was during this search Joe stumbled upon ‘inserts’ and ‘insoles’.

 

Joe journaled the following:

Purchased a $90 Shock Absorber today!

Inserts are already what come with the shoes and they’re certainly not going to help my feet work better.

 

Joe’s new insoles arrived and he anxiously placed one into each shoe.

He immediately noted the cushioning and how good they felt.

After 6 weeks, however, his plantar fasciitis, bunion and knee pain were no better.

 

Joe journaled the following:

Shock absorption is not the answer!

Insoles are made for everybody, not specifically for me.

There must be something more specific to my feet.

 

Joe returned to his search for shock absorbers and found a local ‘foot store’ advertising ‘solutions’.

He jotted down the address and drove right over.

Joe was impressed by the huge selection of shoes and ‘arch supports’.

Joe was greeted by a store associate who listened to his concerns and then recommended their ‘digital mapping technology’.

Joe was told this technology, “creates a topographic map of each foot to determine what areas need additional support.”

Joe was so impressed with the colorful display he spent $599 for a pair of arch supports.

Joe’s placed one arch support into each shoe and noticed how good they felt.

 

Unfortunately, 6 weeks later he was still suffering and journaled the following:

Digital mapping technology is undoubtedly impressive, however, the analysis of my feet was weight-bearing… I was standing!

My body weight and gravity flattened my arch – this technology analyzed my deformed foot – POINTLESS!

This is a pre-packaged product made for everybody.

My arch support was on the shelf before I even walked into the store.

Time Spent: 6 weeks wearing arch supports. 1 hour 30 minutes driving to the store and back

Money Spent: $599

 

Stay tuned for part IV of our story when Joe learns about the word custom and false advertising.

Dr Dave
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Dr Dave

Graceful Ageing Aficionado at Arizona Orthotics
It turns out HOW your custom foot orthotic is made Actually Matters.

Here at Arizona Orthotics We Proudly offer THE ONLY medical-grade, MASS Posture & Precision Calibrated, Custom Foot Orthotic on the market.

My Mission
1. Restore HOPE to those suffering with a foot problem they fear may never go away.
2. Optimize Human Performance with a legal advantage - a foundational & biomechanical advantage.
3. Graceful Ageing - I have yet to see someone with bad foot health age gracefully.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate you and hope you find what you're looking for.
Dr Dave
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Dr Dave

It turns out HOW your custom foot orthotic is made Actually Matters. Here at Arizona Orthotics We Proudly offer THE ONLY medical-grade, MASS Posture & Precision Calibrated, Custom Foot Orthotic on the market. My Mission 1. Restore HOPE to those suffering with a foot problem they fear may never go away. 2. Optimize Human Performance with a legal advantage - a foundational & biomechanical advantage. 3. Graceful Ageing - I have yet to see someone with bad foot health age gracefully. Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate you and hope you find what you're looking for.

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