I started delivering when i was very young and didnt take seriously how important it was to take care of my body for such physical work. in the last few years i have really passed on to all the new drivers that comein how important it is to stretch and wear proper footwear and work safely. i have had a few muscle strains and pulls and a few sprains, but the reall doozy came on Dec. 30 2003, when i slipped on some icey steps and fractured a vertabrae. i was laid up for 2 weeks and eventually with rehab got myself back to work after about 7 months. Still, I have never felt quite the same physically. I never felt like i fully regained all my strength and i gained a bunch of weight while i was laid up. I have also lost some of my endurance and flexability and have developed some painful foot issues including severe plantar facitis and heel spurs. So, my first question is, how should i go about seeking treatment for my foot problems? is there a way to do it through UPS or will I have to seek treatment on my own and if that is the case what will happen if i have to miss time? It is not really an injury where i can point to one specific incident. I may need surgurey to correct these problems permanantly and they are very painful. I really feel like they are causing damage to other parts of my body, for instance, it hurts when i step out of the pkg car and it was pointed out to me by a sup. during an OJS that i hold a great deal of my body weight with my upper body on the handrail and have started to experience pain in both my shoulders and knees. ( i would also liked to get my shoulders and knees checked out) i try to do exercise and stretch but it is very painful with the current state of my body. i know it would be easier if i dropped some weight but any type of cardio is hard with the foot and knee pain. so i guess im asking how i should seek help for A FEW different physical issues that were not caused by one specific incident but by, i believe, repetition. and my secondary question is, does anyone else have foot issues,and which type of shoe have you found to be the best in areas of stability comfort, cushion, arch support, durability and lightweight?