Profiting From The Pain

The former Ball State University swimming standout was experiencing a severe case of plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the plantar fascia tendon in the heel of the foot, often caused by poor shoe support and without the best shoes for plantar fasciitis. If the problem goes untreated, heel spurs will develop.

When orthotic inserts and foot wraps offered no relief, Byrne took the matter into his own hands. He developed a compression wrap that fits around the arch of the foot, now marketed as Arch+Aid, that is sold in more than 200 stores in 40 states, including Hawaii.

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