He limped into town, an optimistic grin plastered across his face, a harsh reality damning his body. Because Scott Podsednik is a ballplayer, and because ballplayers believe they can -- and will -- overcome all obstacles, the veteran outfielder optimistically addressed the media on a warm February day three months ago. "The foot's getting better," he said, standing before seven or eight reporters at the Toronto Blue Jays' spring training facility in Dunedin, Fla. "I should be back and ready to go full speed in a couple of days."
Imagine: You make a really ugly shoe, but one that takes a unique approach to ergonomics. A best-selling book heaps praise on your funny-looking footwear. A scientific study in a national journal confirms your shoe's structural excellence. Athletes go ballistic about your shoe, creating fan websites and buying the shoes faster than you can supply retailers.
I have pain in my heels, and it hurts to do anything on my feet. I elevate them and try not to put any pressure on them as much as possible. Even when I sleep on my back and my feet are positioned my heels hurt. What should I do?