Getting older sucks.
As I age, I’m finding that the creaks and pops and crunches are getting more and more frequent. I make the “old man noise” when I bend over. And getting up is a slower process.
Lately I’ve been dealing with lower back issues. I think it’s mostly brought on by shoes without adequate support. So after a day of work my lower back is really sore and walking becomes difficult. It even makes my hamstrings tight and I end up with bad headaches.
Cue the Dr Scholls.
I keep seeing these ads for the Dr Scholls custom orthotics, and I’ve always thought that maybe I should give them a try. Especially with my jacked up arches.
But these magic kiosks are hard to find. They’re only in certain places– like Walmart.
So I went to Walmart.
And I got me a pair.
I tried them at the gym yesterday and my back felt pretty good. Today I’m using them at work (and doing my lunchtime walk).
At midday, things feel pretty decent. A little twinge in my back, but not like it has been.
Fingers crossed that this offers a decent solution for me!