I’ve been walking a lot recently. Since we’re not really able to go anywhere special or do anything interesting, walking has been a great way to pass time. I’ve managed to explore parts of my local area that I wouldn’t have otherwise seen, and try some takeaway coffee from cafes near my house. Walking is also a great way to stay fit with little effort. Not to mention, the endorphins it gives you are a huge mood booster.
After frequently walking, I’ve managed to improve my fitness so much that I can now walk up to five kilometres. However, I’ve noticed pain in my foot whenever I try to walk further than that. My parents suggested I buy some foot care products. Cheltenham has a number of different podiatrists, so I chose the one closest to me. It appears to be affordable for students, which is a massive bonus. Hopefully, my foot pain is simple to fix and I won’t have to stop walking altogether. Walking has been my one comfort throughout this whole thing, and I can’t imagine what I would do without it.
To give my feet some rest, I decided to drive to the podiatrist’s office even though it was less than a kilometre away from my apartment. When I arrived, there were a number of different foot products strung up along the walls, like arch supports and fungal nail treatment. Hopefully, I won’t have to buy any of those things. At the edge of the display, there’s a shiny metal device locked in a glass case, and it looks pretty terrifying. Feet be damned, I will run away if the podiatrist tells me to use that.
While I wait, I flick through a couple of magazines on the bench next to my chair. Unsurprisingly, they’re all about feet. The magazine asks me to examine where I feel the pain in my foot – in my case, between the heel and the toes. Since I’m an expert now, I wouldn’t be surprised if it turns out to be plantar fasciitis.