I work on my feet all day as a chef, so when I began to have foot pain, it took a toll on me. I feared the worst, and I put off visiting a podiatrist, because I was so afraid of being told I had to stay off my feet. I couldn't afford to, as I made my living on them. After living in pain for a few weeks, I decided I had to have my foot looked at. I went to a podiatrist, and thankfully he understood I had no choice but to stand long hours every day. He prescribed a custom orthotic that led to less pain the first day I wore it and pain lessened each day after. I created this blog to help others who have foot pain realize it may have an easy treatment you will never know about unless you visit the doctor.