Ever since my DVT nearly three years ago, I have dealt with regular fatigue and even pain in my lower legs and feet. Sitting for extended periods of time bothers my feet and standing for extended periods of time also bothers them. Getting back to running has been difficult for me, to say the least. I can walk for three to four miles without much of a problem, but then I experience pain and swelling particularly at the bottom of my feet. As part of my ongoing recovery, I wear compression stockings everyday to help with the pain and swelling as well as to hopefully prevent or eliminate the risk of post-thrombotic syndrome, a painful and lifelong condition as a result of blood clots in the leg(s).
I have a desk at work that can raises and lowers to be a standing or sitting desk, which has really helped keep me moving, at least up and down, throughout the day. And while I am not running right now, I do spend a significant amount of time on my feet everyday and am often in pain by the time my day is done. Sitting down doesn’t necessarily help each night, sometimes it makes it worse. I have to be careful if I use any medications, even pain relieves like Advil or IBUprofen are not safe for people taking blood thinners, which I am. So, I am really limited on what I can do to provide relief.
That’s why I was excited to try The Runner’s Choice, compliments of Trusted Health Products, for the discomfort of sore feet. The Runner’s Choice is scientifically formulated with 100% natural botanical oils of almond, eucalyptus, eucalyptol, wintergreen, peppermint and spearmint and it is designed for people that run three miles or more at a time or for those that are on their feet all day.
It is an oil based product that you apply directly to your feet, heels and right above your ankles. I didn’t rub the product in, per the instructions, but smoothed it out to make sure it completely covered my whole foot. It smells really good – like mint and menthol. It would be great to smell if I was fighting congestion! I let it soak in and propped my [not so pretty] feet up to relax.
What I like about this product is that it is all natural and it did help my feet to feel relaxed. It felt like a mini-spa treatment without having to a) go the spa or b) pay for the spa. I think I would also really enjoy putting this on my feet after a walk or run, especially to freshen them up and provide soothing relief. I also like that it is made in the USA by Trusted Health Products. The Runner’s Choice retails for about $19.97 a bottle and you only need a small amount to cover your whole foot so I think that is a reasonable price.
Do you want to try The Runner’s Choice? Enter to win one of three bottles available to my readers! The giveaway would be for the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia only.
Thank you to Trusted Health Products for providing me with this review and giveaway. I was not compensated in any way nor was I asked to write a positive review.
Until the next mile marker,