Get to know Martha Harris!

Each Ambassador has a different story. This is Martha’s.

After going through extensive physical therapy for tendonitis in both ankles and almost not being able to walk, she discovered Orthaheel on QVC.  She says Shawn Killenger kept talking about the brand and how her feet were horrible, but Orthaheel saved the day.

Martha tries to eat healthy with the help of fruits, veggies and whole grains. She loves walking and hopes to get back into running. Her motivation? To lose 30 pounds and have the agility to play with her soon-to-be-born grand daughter.

Here’s Martha’s first entry:

It’s like this: I had a problem. I was overweight and tired, and my feet hurt!

That was July when I went to the doctor for my yearly checkup.  He was upset with me and the way I had been living my life over the last year.  I had gained weight, was lethargic, but most of all my Type 2 Diabetes was way out of whack!  I needed to get healthy and fit, not only for myself but because I had just learned that my first grandchild was coming . . . a Christmas baby!

I needed to get healthy for me and my family, but I had a BIG problem.  Last winter I was diagnosed with severe tendonitis in both ankles on both sides. It hurt, and any kind of exercise that I pursued just made it worse.  I saw a podiatrist who prescribed custom orthotics and heat therapy. I saw a sports medicine specialist who prescribed months of physical therapy. Close to $2000 later, I found ORTHAHEEL in the middle of the night on QVC.  What a blessing that turned out to be!

I’m a country girl, and have gone barefoot at home my entire life, but with my newly found ankle ailment, walking barefoot was the absolute WORST thing I could do!  I thought it was absurd to spend $60 for a pair of house slippers, but this $60 turned out to be the best money I have ever spent.  Within a week, I showed improvement.  I just couldn’t believe it!  I took my Orthaheel Gemmas to physical therapy and showed my therapist.  They had never heard of Orthaheel . . . but they have now!  After another two weeks of therapy, I was released.  Now they’re definitely spreading the word about Orthaheel.

Since then, I  have replaced all of my summer sandals with Orthaheel styles, and am now the proud owner of 7 pairs of Orthaheel shoes.  I get compliments every day, and best of all . . . my FEET DO NOT HURT!

Back to July and my doctor’s visit . . . I knew what I had to do to get healthy.  I had to eat healthily and exercise, and that soon became possible with the help of Orthaheel.  I ordered Orthaheel inserts for my walking shoes and took off.  I am now 18 pounds lighter, and walking at least 3.5 miles, 3-4 times a week.  I’ve even started running – something I absolutely could NOT do with tendonitis of the ankle.  Last week, I walked for 2 miles and ran for 4. (WHAT???  ME running 4 MILES!  You are joking, RIGHT?) Well, it’s true. I did it and you can too!

My health is improving and I feel better than I’ve felt in years. My sweet grandchild (a little girl!) is due December 28th and I know now that I will be able to play with her and run after her as she grows and develops.  With joy, I look so forward to sharing this journey with all of you as an Orthaheel Ambassador.  I can think of no better endorsement for Orthaheel products than my poor old aching feet that ache no more.


Martha Harris

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