me too, always ran in shorts or in winter some jogging bottoms but they get too heavy. SportsDirect were selling some karrimore tights and though same size one pair fit a little looser and feel much better when running so my advice is to avoid short leg tights as they will pull over your knees and add resistance to your stride, needing constant pulling up to relieve the stress!
coincidentally i went from motion control shoe to a trail shoe at the same time my knee pain erupted and caused severe breath gulping pain butit improved until last night when an unseen rut caused knee to bow in during a run .. under Orwell Bridge as it goes. But mine isnt locking at all so i may have a chance. So Im looking at maybe a private scan if I can afford it as well, my experience is NHS physios tend to treat injuries by percentage, 80% knee injuries are blah blah blah so do this for 2 weeks and lets see how it is next time
Hey Griggs, be very careful with this injury i dont want to go OTT but it sounds like a meniscus injury which if left untreated may erode further and cause long term damage. Of course it could just be bruised or some lateral forces due to new shoes .. but if you feel the inside of knee from top down and theres no pain until you get to shin/fibia and the round part of the joint in sore to touch .. it sounds like menisusu, which can be trauma caused or wear depend a bit on age. You could be old like me and still have hyper-flexed it inwards ... physio will say see doctor and doctor may refer you for a scan ..
theres are tests, wiki McMurray and wince mate. made me go weak at the knees just like the person in the images
ive found that foot strike depends on stride length, for example we walk heel first, but sprint on our toes. As ive got slower (and heavier) I noticed my stride length shorten, thus causing pronation flipper footing and a wandering left leg that sometimes seemed to do what it liked, but adopting a sightly longer stride has encouraged mid-strike which has reduced the pronation and that juddering heel first feeling. To adopt on the toes well, Id say you need to be running quicker than 6min miles on average, and start spening times on kerbstones stretching and strengthening those calves
despite keeping toe nails short, buying 2E wide fit and a size bigger than normal trainers, I still get black toenails, in fact both big toe nails have split exactly the same, but opposing arcs, and the 2nd toenail on right foot is totally black, it can shirley just be the strike and rub or the shoe ... i would go buying double size because you may get too much movement and rubbing and pronation due to poor support, my advice is to simply make sure you put the lost nails in the recycle bin not the ground fill so everybody benefits ..