I started running from scratch this summer and enjoyed it - after a couple of weeks I had worked myself up to 5km and was thinking about finding a 10km to work towards.
However I started noticing pain on the insides of my knee joints whilst running - this was only an annoyance at first but began to worsen. Eventually it was also noticeable when just walking around - even taking a few days off wouldn't really help.
I stopped running entirely and the problem went away. Having done some reading it's clear that I overpronate heavily - even just walking I move almost entirely on the insides of my feet and this is the case when running also, which may be a cause of the problem. However I don't have flat feet and actually have quite high arches.
I don't want to risk buying expensive tailored shoes or orthotics if there's a decent chance they won't help me - I'm also a bit hesitant to seek a GP's advice as I'm not sure how au fait they will be with running injuries and how to solve them whilst continuing running.
Does anyone have any advice?
The only shoes I really wore to run were some Nike Air trainers (Nike Air FTE I believe they are called), I think they're general sports trainers rather than running specific and being Nike Air they have quite a bit of cushioning.
I took Slowkoala's advice and went to my nearest Sweatshop today, I showed them the trainers I've been wearing and they told me they're for a neutral runner and did the analysis on my feet/running.
As I thought I overpronate quite badly. They produced me some custom orthotics and also recommended me some trainers - however the combined cost of these was £135 so I thought I'd shop around a bit before committing. Can anyone recommend some proven trainers for over-pronators that they know to be effective?
Am I basically looking for anything which includes in the description 'suitable for moderate/severe overpronators' or something similar? I've found some New Balance / Adidas which say something similar to that and are more reasonably priced (at about £40).
I found these (which I think are one of the trainers recommended for me at the shop) - can anyone vouch for them? (Adidas Supernova Sequence 4).
The description says they should prevent overpronation. The RW review only gave them 3/5 but the user reviews gave 4.5/5.
unusual to get anything as cheap as £40....
If they were custom made orthotics and neutral shoes for £135.thats a bargain..you usually pay a lot more than that for the custom made orthotics on there own.usually about £300..
asics 2170s were recommended for my son whp overpronates a lot.might be another one for you to take a look at
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