Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a rare and debilitating condition that affects the joints, typically occurring in the knees, but also sometimes in the elbow, ankle, or wrist. It is characterized by a loss of blood flow to the bone and the separation of a piece of bone and cartilage from the rest of the joint. This separation can cause pain, stiffness, and difficulty moving the joint.
I know firsthand the pain and frustration that OCD can bring. At the age of 14, I was at the peak of my national ranking of 3 when I was diagnosed with this rare condition. When my parents asked when I would be able to play tennis again at a high competition level, the doctor said "let's see if he can walk like a normal person first". As you can imagine, my parents and I were devastated to hear this news. It took 14 months of recovery before I was able to get back on the court, and another 6 months before I was able to compete at the same level as before.
But my struggles with OCD didn't end there. When I was 18, my knee pain returned due to the rigorous training and tournament schedule. I had to undergo another surgery, which took me out for 6 months and another 3 months to get back to the top 3 in the nation in the boys 18s division. Even after becoming a professional player, my knee pain never fully went away, and I eventually had to retire at the age of 26.
As the founder of Road to Pro Inc, I dedicated myself to finding a solution for joint pain. After years of research and testing, we finally found a material that could take my own knee pain away. On the first day of using the heel pads, my pain went from a 9 to a 4 on a scale of 1 to 10. And after just a few days, my wife noticed that I wasn't using the foam roller or massager anymore – my knee pain was almost completely gone.
We continued to test the heel pads for another 3 years to see the long-term effects, and the only negative side effect we noticed was that our testers did not want to do any activities without the heel pads, even walking. The feedback from our testers, who had a range of joint pains including knee pain, ankle pain, heel bruising, Achilles injuries, and even back pain, was overwhelmingly positive.
If you or someone you love is struggling with OCD or any other type of joint pain, I sincerely hope you will give our RTP heel pads a try. The hundreds of positive reviews speak for themselves – these heel pads really work. Please don't go through the pain and frustration that I did – give our heel pads a chance to bring relief and improve your quality of life. Thank you for reading my story.