Hi everyone, not sure if this is the right place to post so apologies if it's wrong.
I have been running for 16 months and love it, but I keep getting injuries in my left leg, and always have a blister on the inside of my left foot, on the arch. I have Asics Nimbus 14s.
I thought I might have been pronating, thanks to the blister, but saw a podiatrist (who herself, ironically, was a bad pronator) who told me I had "the most mechanically perfect feet" she'd seen in years.
So is it possible that you can pronate only when running?
I'm not looking for any injury advice, just wondering if other runners have experienced similar, and if so, what they do about it?
Yeah I have a friend who is a sports therapist who has EVIL hands, so I might see if she can help. Angela I don't wear orthoses, as I say I have asics nimbus 14 which have loads of bounce in the heel (I have a heavy heel strike), and have normal arches, according to the podiatrist I saw a few months back. She was very jealous of my feet as she overpronated badly!
I have a small blister on the inner part of the arch (just below the ball) of my left foot which I can't get rid of. But I just put that down to creases in my socks!
Hi everyone hoping there's a sports injury expert on here who might be able to ease my worries!
I'm really enjoying my running and although I'm overweight I'm slowly improving on times and distances. At the moment I'm running about 12 miles a week and hoping to bring that up to around 20 a week by the summer.
I'm currently wearing Asics nimbus 14s and love them. I've seen a podiatrist who says I have the most "mechanically perfect" pair of feet she's seen in years.
And yet I think I have shin splints. I have really tight calves, despite plenty of stretching, anyway and now I'm getting pain (particularly on my left leg) on the inside of my shin bone that's almost an itchy pain. I think there's a slight lump/swelling on there too, comparing it to my other leg. On my left leg too I also have a twinging pain behind my knee as it connects to my hamstring. It's all very uncomfortable and my leg gets stiff if I sit for too long.
Is this a shin splint, or something else? I've trawled the web for some indications but can't seem to find anything which matches the calves, the pain along the inside of the shin and the back of the knee pain.
Thanks for the advice, I'm really stuffed as to what to do really.
I'm not what you could call a typical hypermobile person, my elbows and knees don't turn out, but my fingers are very loose and my back is too (front to back and side to side). When I was a teenager I couldn't wear heels because I'd go over on my ankles all the time and that still happens sometimes.
The very odd part is that every running shop I've been to (and doctor) says i stand neutral. So I have neutral trainers. According to a friend my left ankle dips in when I run but not my right. But both ankles/inner shin/lower calf hurt.
I've just paid out ??130 for some asics nimbus 14, for optimum cushioning, so I'd hate it if they weren't right for me!! In fact I think I'd cry!!
I've posted on here before about a persistent groin strain and hip problems and having finally got myself a physio my fears have been confirmed. A LOT of it is down to my hypermobility. I always knew I was very bendy, but apparently I'm "high-end" hypermobile and the reason my groin and hip is bad is because a) my lower back is very stiff due to overcompensation for my stupidly bendy upperback (I hinge from two particular vertebrae so much that there are creases in my skin apparently) and b) the muscles are clinging on to dear life to hold my pelvis where it should be.
She's given me exercises to help this, and it does seem to be working. But now I am also getting strange pains in my ankles, starting at the top of the ankle and up the inner calf and shin. I'm thinking this is all linked, and perhaps my ankles need strengthening (used to go over on them ALL the time when I was younger). Any advice on how I can strengthen my ankles?
And how do other super-bendy people deal with these things? I'm starting to get bored of the sound of my own whinging!!