I never knew what plantar fasciitis was, my mom had it and said it was painful. I played in a soccer tournament in New Zealand (middle of April) but this foot pain started to hit me at the beginning of April. I could barely walk and caused me to limp around until the pain went away.
"My son, who is currently a freshman on the HS cross country team had been complaining of major pain...He said for the first time, he didn't feel like his legs and feet were going to come apart at the joints."
I’m a nurse, I work between 10 and 14 hours a day. Sometimes longer, sometimes less. But I’m on my feet all day usually. Over the years my feet have hurt and ached and were totally tired at the end of the day. I’ve tried the Dr. Scholl’s and the inserts of other things and the shoes and nothing helped. Until I came across the M100’s.
My husband has suffered for years and years with hip pain, leg pain, and foot pain. I said let’s try Protalus. I bought him a pair of insoles, he loves them and no longer has foot pain, leg pain, back pain or hip pain. They really have helped him tremendously.
Hi, my name is Tommy Benton, a 67 year old Federal Government retiree, pretty active spending a lot of time in the gym 4-6 days a week and just enjoying life. I heard about Protalus from a website and I was very much interested in it because I was having so much Plantar Fasciitis. It had come and gone for a few months and was apparently here to stay. I had tried some products from a local pharmacy but was just not getting any relief and had thought I’d give this a try. In addition to Plantar Fasciitis, I had some discomfort in my left knee.
I’m currently living in Oceanside, California. I’m a middle school teacher. I was in the navy for 26 years and did a lot of active stuff but always was extremely flat footed. Consequently, I pronate and I wear out shoes quickly. About a year and a half ago I found Protalus. It’s just amazing how well those inserts work for my feet. The idea of having to buy shoes every three months because I’m wearing out one side is no longer something I have to deal with because the inserts work so well.
I’m a massage therapist in Tulsa, Oklahoma and work with Cirque du Soleil, and the hockey and baseball minor league teams. I play tennis a lot. I belong to the USTA league here. I’ve been using Protalus for four and half years.
My name is Sharon Mortensen. I’m retired, so I have a lot of free time. We live a little bit north of Tampa, Florida. Most of my kids are all grown. I saw an advertisement on one of the websites I was looking at and I was very interested. I had gained a lot of weight with a thyroid condition, unfortunately, and caused my arches to fall. Once you don’t have that arch support you get a lot of pain in your foot when you’re walking. I had tried several generic arch supports and they were very helpful but they never quite did the job.
I’m Jerry Prendergast, I’m a restaurant consultant based in Los Angeles, California. I’m an avid cyclist, tennis player, and used to do in my younger days, triathlon. I still do long distance biking and some long distance swimming. I’m 63 years old, I’m six foot two, I’m not exactly a little guy, so the stress on my achilles tendons are too much to run anything but a couple miles anymore. I just started playing the national 60 and older USTA tennis competition.
For 6 months, I’ve worn Protalus insoles in shoes I wear for work and for leisurely walking. I feel secure and stable in them. I like the heel cup and the fact that they reach forward and provide comfort to the ball of my foot. I’m a husband and grandfather, just about to turn 69. I’m a minister and Air force Chaplin. I was in the Air Force all together for nearly 26 years. Currently, I’m the interim minister of a church where I’ve been for nearly a year. And will probably continue to do that type of work.
My name is Stephen Lawrence. I was born in London and raised in New York. I now live in Atlanta, Georgia. Currently, I’m an aircraft inspector for Delta Airlines. I’m single, never married, no kids. I had a foot injury, I didn’t know if it was Plantar Fasciitis, I had that at one point in my life. All I know is that when I went to sleep I had a Charlie horse, and when I woke up the next morning my heel was killing me.
I live in Atlanta, Georgia. I’m the chairman of a Chevrolet dealership and have been there for 39 years. I have a son who lives close by with his wife and baby and I’ve been married for 37 years. I heard about Protalus on Facebook. I shattered T12 in my back in 1998 and have permanent nerve damage in my left foot which makes walking barefoot impossible. I was numb from the waist down until I had my surgery. I spent a year in recovery
I’m a retired pharmacy technician. I moved up to the state of Washington in 1977 from the state of Oregon. I became a pharmacy technician in 1995. I retired from the hospital in 2016. I’m a new retiree, still learning how to be retired. I have two children, a son and daughter, and dog and 4 grandkids. We’ve been married for 44 years. I have a lot of arthritis in my body, I had bunion surgery on both my feet. My parents had feet problems too.
I am a 63 year old wife, mom and grandma. I’ve been a stay at home Mom and Grandma. I’m on my feet all day because I work all day around the house, I don’t sit around and watch soap operas all day. Because of my back and spinal issues I’ve had to wear athletic shoes most of the time.
I’m an occupational health nurse, I’ve been working for 5 years, a nurse in general for 7 years. I currently work in a manufacturing facility with hundreds of employees. I live in Richmond, Washington. I grew up here and went to college in Washington. I lived in Idaho and then moved back here with my family because it’s a great place to raise the family. It’s a fantastic job and opportunity to focus on prevention rather than rally around some acute emergency in the typical nursing world.
My name is David Klawitter, I live in New York. I’ve lived here my entire life. I’m a retired registered nurse and spent the vast majority of my career on my feet. Through High School with track and running cross country took a toll on the knees, joints, and soles of my feet. Now I work part-time in two funeral homes, and again I spend significant time on my feet. And had noticed that over the years I had developed quite a problem with my soles of my feet, getting sore, hurt, then my hips start to bother me, due to the wear and tear over all the years.
I was a certified and licensed trainer athletic trainer in the State of Pennsylvania. if someone wanted to go to the podiatrist and pay hundreds and hundreds of dollars, for a foot cast and a valuation and so on. That was their prerogative. But this is the alternative that worked for me. It’s very reasonable for what I got. It was only $80, very reasonable for what I got. Dr. Scholl-esque off the rack, size ten, slip them in and hope for the best, there was some arch support and cushion, with this over the counter product. But nothing like the prescription arch support his product provides.
I’m on my feet most of the day on concrete floors because I work two jobs. And I was really having a problem, I couldn’t get out of bed in the morning because my feet hurt so bad. Then I just broke down and said let me try the insoles...
I live in St. Paul, Minnesota. I work for 3M as their head global talent acquisition. I’ve had problems with my right leg for a long time. I had an accident 20 years back and have been hurting ever since. It was a road accident on a bike, my lower Tibia was broken and something went wrong with my knee. I’ve tried other insoles, some of them have helped and others haven’t.
I’ve had problems for a long time. I have mild neuropathy and Rheumatoid Arthritis. I play golf a lot, and travel a lot so I thought this was worth looking into for pain relief in my feet. Mild Neuropathy is a nerve problem, generally associated with people that are diabetic. My arthritis issues started probably 10 years ago after knee replacement surgery. I’ve been dealing with this for the last 10 years, trying different solutions and the Doctors said this is something you have to live with...