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The Case of the Missing Orthotics

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I recently went to a conference in Pittsburgh, PA and was fortunate enough to be able to present on how great my team is at Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates.  After the presentation, I went up to our room to change my outfit and out of my dress shoes.  It was then that I struggled with something that most of us ladies have struggled with from time to time… I couldn’t get my suitcase to close!

After several minutes of huffing and puffing (but not blowing any houses down!) I was able to close it and head to the airport.  As I put on my gym shoes, I realized that I left my orthotics in my dress shoes!  I made the executive decision that instead of opening that dreadful suitcase again, I would manage without my orthotics for the afternoon.

BIG MISTAKE.

This was the winter of 2014.  We got delayed and rerouted on our way home.  I ended up without my orthotics for almost 2 days!

LESSONS LEARNED

Always have your orthotics (or your SPARE pair!) handy for travel purposes.  You never know how long you will be traipsing around an airport!

No orthotics in gym shoes + you haven’t sprayed your shoes with antifungal spray in 3 days because it is over the 3oz limit = stinky feet with a little touch of athlete’s foot.  Fortunately, I made it home (by way of a fun drive from Indianapolis!) on Sunday and was able to use my MacerRx and my Shoe Shield right away.

Don’t be like me!  Plan ahead and think about what would happen if your orthotics are truly LOST….If you need to have a ‘back up pair’ in place, please call our office at anytime at 309-661-9975 or visit our website to schedule an appointment!  

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