when can i run in them?
When I got my orthotics my podiatrist was very insistant that I didn't run in them until I was wearing them full time in my 'normal' shoes. I had to wear them for 1 hour on day one, 2 hours on day two etc and even when I was up to 8 hours I had to start with a very gentle walk/run programme which meant I was only 'allowed' to run for a few minutes a day. I am a big-time over-pronator (and a newbie runner) who managed to pick up an injury from the outset (how unlucky am I??) so I am prob not the best person to give advice, but I suggest you ask your podiatrist when is best to be running. ;o)
it can depend on many things, including the type of orthtotic wheter or not you have had support before, body weight, running style etc etc etc.... but one day after getting them is pushing it a bit, normally i recomend whereing for 2-3 hours day 1 and adding 1-2 hours per day, some people can wear an insert all day after only a couple fo days some take 10-14 days....after you are able to wear them for most of the day then a short run 20-30 minutes should be the first run, then build up slowly, no nor than 10% per week just as though you were building up from not running
all that said, a few years ago i built a set of inserts for a woman at marathon expo (on the saturday) despite being told not to run in them...she ran the marathon then sent me an e mail (i was dreading reading it!!) it said, " thanks for building my inserts at the show on saturday, it was good of you to fit me in at short notice at a busy event.... against your advice i ran the marathon wearing them, i got a PB and to be honest with the niggle i ahve had in my foot for the past 2 weeks i am not sure i would have made it round without them"
just no telling some folks
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