I did a lot of research into why my right foot would consistantly blister on the arch whenever I ran anywhere beyond 4 miles. 3 miles onward the area starts to get sore.
I came to the conclusion that my right foot over-pronates, and my left doesn't. (I only have the problem on my right foot.) And its actually quite clear when I look at how I run that my right foot is coming in wrong.
I bought some quite expensive asics shoes to counter act the over-pronation. They worked for a while and I didn't get any blistering at all. However, now they've been worn in a fair bit the problem has soon came back.
I was just wondering if you guys have any advice? I doubt there really is a simple solution, as I've been looking for ages now. I just feel like its preventing me from running to my potential and its keeping me at shorter distances. I want to run longer distances but the blistering stops this.
Any help appreciated, thanks.
Agreed go to a good running shop.
If you are still in pain ask on here for a recommendation to a good podiatrist in your area.
There are lots of things you could try, although it seems that IanMC had tried a lot of them.
Not all shoes are the same so try different brands. Likewise the shoe/sock combination can make a difference. Some people prefer thicker socks, some prefer thinner ones. Some like twin layers, but I personally find that they just rub even more.
If you think that gait is a problem then I would recommend seeing an chiropractor. Often gait problems are associated with skeletal misalignments which are easy to fix. A podiatrist is another option, although they tend to treat the symptoms using orthotics rather than rectifying the problem.
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