Friday, April 22, 2005

Press Release: A Simple Footwear Concept is Changing Lives for Thousands of People in Pain

Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear Helps Reduce Pain in Hips, Legs, Knees, and Feet

Stafford, VA – “I suffer with a disability known as ‘dropped foot.’ This is a result of a ruptured disc in my lower back, which has since been removed, but has left me with some lasting nerve and muscle damage, the worst of it being dropped foot on my left side,” says Stafford resident Susan Rogers.

“It is jarring and painful and adversely affects everything from heel to ankle, knee, hip, and lower back. Chronic pain becomes a constant companion, and walking becomes an activity I want to do as little as possible, to avoid the pain,” Susan adds. “When I do walk, I must focus on each step to try to lessen the pain. I cannot walk along absent-mindedly, like most people do, or I will come down harder on the left side. Even with concentration, I could not avoid the limp and some pain, and after 10 years of this, I had developed a chronic pain in my left hip that kept me awake at night.”

Dropped foot can be caused by a number of conditions; however the results for many people are the same … chronic pain. Thousands of people suffer from this condition as well as many other foot, leg, hip and knee problems that cause daily pain.

For Susan, the relief didn’t come until she found Z-CoiL® Pain Relief Footwear™, which helped improve her mobility and stability on her left side. Before that, she had tried shoe after shoe with no luck.

“I would buy good running shoes, the ones with the most cushioning in the heel that I could find, and wear them until the cushion in the left shoe was mashed down from the pounding it had taken,” Susan says. “The shoes would last two months at the most. I also own every gel and cushion insole out there.” (more)

Doctor's Response To Dropped Foot:

When the motor nerve (anterior tibial nerve) that innervates the muscles that pull the foot toward the knee is injured or diseased, the result is complete weakness of those muscles (paralysis of the pretibial and peroneal muscles). The weakness causes the foot to essentially be limp and the weak foot involuntarily flops away from the body to cause what is referred to as a "foot drop." Sometimes this flopping of the foot causes excessive wear of the front and side of the sole of the shoe. (more)

1 comment:

Libra said...

Hi JOlmsted. Do you by any chance know of any sites which help people to find a 'walking partner'? I found this one 'walking partner' ; do you know of any others? Many thanks