This looks like a friendly and supportive thread for me to start back into it....
I've been out of action with a soleus injury for about 5 months or something horrendous. Now got some off-the-shelf 3-deg orthoses which are making a HUGE difference and, in conjunction with strengthening exercises, I'm gradually getting back into running.
Trouble is I have been packing on the weight over the time of my injury.
I've been swimming regularly (all I could do without hurting my leg) and that's kept me from turning into the Hindenburg. Now I need to shift about 10kg
I have to admit to a bad habit of picking (especially when people bring food in to work!) and I have a major chocolate addiction so in reality those are probably the culprits. I haven't picked since I got back from the Christmas break and have put the chocolate on the top shelf behind a row of tins.
I know it's going to be slow progress because even if all goes well it'll still be a few months before I can build up to a decent 30min run.
I've been out of action with a soleus injury for about 5 months. The physio recently fitted me with off-the-shelf 3 deg Pro-step orthoses which have made a HUGE difference. After months of labourious rehab and strengthening exercises and ridiculously slow progress the orthoses have seen me running for 10min at a time now and gradually being able to build up. I've also been able to go hill walking for a few hours at a time which I couldn't do since the injury.
I'm thrilled with the orthoses but I'm wondering how I can confirm these are the right ones?
The physio says unless I get to the point where I'm not making any further progress or start getting pain again I should stick with them. If that happens I can try the 5-deg inserts. But what if I need custom ones? How can I know these are 'right'?