I’ve had rheumatoid arthritis for 15 years along with fibromyalgia and osteoporosis. Over time, the combination of these three conditions made my feet turn and twist. It got so bad I couldn’t even wear shoes, instead wearing Crocs most of the time. For years, I felt like I was walking on rocks and oftentimes my pain level was a 10 out of 10.
My daughter, Catherine, has played competitive soccer for many years, so being active is a very big part of her life. One day Catherine was in the front yard playing with her siblings when she injured her foot.
I took Catherine to our pediatrician and she ordered x-rays. Our pediatrician said they couldn’t see anything broken and sent her home with the diagnosis of a bad sprain. We treated it like a sprain and put a brace on her foot.
For some time, I had trouble with pain in my left foot under my toes when I would walk. I have been to doctors in Decatur where I live and had inserts for my shoes made and that didn't work.
I saw another orthopedist and a podiatrist and no help with those two. My foster dad told me about Dr. Waldrop and how he helped him. So, I decided to try one more time for help and God had bless me with a angel. :-)
My name is Sam Hudson, I’m 18 years-old and will be graduating from Montgomery Academy in the spring of 2017. I grew up playing a variety of sports, including football, which I started playing when I was 5 years-old. Fortunately, God blessed me with a large, athletic frame. I stand 6’ 4”, could run a 4.7, was a solid receiver with dreams of playing college football.
I have had a passion for football since I could walk. It has been something that I love and enjoy doing. I've played just about every sport you can think of, but football stuck with me. I started playing when I was just 4 years old, and I've played ever since.
My biggest fear was getting hurt in anyway. I didn't want anything to come between me and my first love. My freshman year in high school was the first time I had ever been injured. I fractured my L5-S1 in the lower portion of my back. Even though that was pretty bad, the worst was yet to come.