To Whom it may concern: I would first like to thank the doctors and engineers for saving my sanity with the invention of the Posture Control Inserts. I would have sent my response to this letter sooner but within two weeks of receiving your letter, the Fibromyalgia Magazine called for a testimonial story. I realize now, these are two unrelated situations and would be more than happy to share with you my experience, which in many ways has saved my life.
Since I was 16, I have been plagued with foot pain and shoulder/neck pain. My chiropractor started me in orthotics stating I had falling arches. Within a couple months of my starting my orthotics, my pain decreased but not completely. This began my life long journey anti-inflammatory medications and clumsiness.
My mother had her first foot surgery when I was 18. She had a total toe replacement, a tendon pull to bring her toe towards the rest of her foot, and then was plagued with staff infections and complications with her knees and hips due to the surgery. I continued wearing my orthotics best I could, style was everything when you are starting college.
By the time I was twenty, I was now having popping hips, foot pain, middle back pain, chronic neck pain. My mom was up to 8 surgeries on her right foot and completely unable to work at 50. I was growing depressed with what I was seeing, feeling, and then confirmed when I fractured my big toe and took my x-rays to my moms foot doctor, my big toes were separating from the rest of my foot. No one had answers.
At 26 years of age, I began my quest for answers. 3 physical therapist, a doctor of physical therapy, 2 chiropractors, a well respected rheumatologist, internal medicine specialists, psychiatric doctors who believed this was a mental dilemma, and two pain clinics referred by two very well respected hospitals in Chicago. I have been on medications like Enbrel, Cymbalta, Steroids, Celebrex and Mobic couple with Nexium to alternatives such as receiving ultrasound on my foot, sticking Keenex taped under the toe portion of my full orthotics, Chinese Herbal Medication. I finally landed at the Fibromyalgia Treatment Center of America where I finally I got a medical professional to look at my feet and toes. The first to take extreme notice were the myofascial therapist team. I was seen by their D.O. and my orthotics were replaced with Posture Control Inserts. Not only did I feel immediate changes but I understood what they were doing which gave me piece of mind.
No medical professional ever had a solution to the pronation of my mothers feet and at 16 years old I already started suffering. 12 years of suffering and at 28 years old I wanted to have solutions, not more questions. Posture Control Inserts were the first solution to my questions. I went from a 3 to a 6 adding some therapy to the mix coupled with yoga balancing therapeutic exercises. My body is better balanced. I have less and less foot pain, less numbness, and less hip popping. I also have a decrease in neck and shoulder pain.
I can't thank you enough for educating others of your product. I would love to be your spokesperson on the PCI products. You can use any of the pictures posted of me on www.sirensinger.com or even reference it for a fun spin on my testimonial. I think people will be very surprised at how typical of a person I am and the sadness I went through on my journey just to find some simple solutions.