Monday, April 22, 2013
Could it be my butt? Maybe my thighs? No!
According to my ortho guy, it’s the bottom of our feet. I asked him about a problem when I got my new orthotics. I noticed that my feet hurt when I got up in the morning. Not my ankles or any joints, just the bottom of my feet. He explained that as we got older the fat pads on the bottom of our feet become thinner.
Now isn’t that unfortunate. The one place I would like to keep some fat and it naturally disappears. It hasn’t helped that we replaced our nicely padded carpet with hardwood floors some time ago. This was an attempt to help my allergy problems.
I did notice that over the last 20 years I was given orthotics with softer shells. I thought it was just some advancement in technology. I remember my Dad wearing arch supports made of STEEL because of his flat feet. I wore those things too but only for awhile until I outgrew them. They were very expensive.
As for my ”thinning feet.” it was suggested that I just wear slippers.