Just wondered if anyone could help. At the age of 14 I developed a varicose vein (hereditary from my father) after many years of waiting to 'stop growing' and nhs waiting lists I had it removed by operation in 2005 at aged 19, by which time it was large unsightly and throbbed and hurt whenever I exercised. I 'touch wood' haven’t had anymore however I have recently noticed after running my right leg is stiff and painful afterwards and my foot sometimes swells and I can sometimes struggle to put weight on it in the hours following a run. This usually eases off. This morning I was running and my leg started aching really badly and my lower leg had a slight throb I tried to continue but the feeling spread up my upper leg and I had to stop I then wasn’t able to put any weight on I and had to hobble home. On investigation i have a green mark on my inner calf and I can feel the same bumpy vein feeling just under the skin. So it seems my 'little friend' has returned in the same place but on my other leg. My question is 1.) Do people think this could be what is causing the ache and stiffness after running in that leg and 2.) Is it worth me purchasing some compression socks to see if this helps?
When i took the shoe back to sweat shop the man in there seemed to think the stitching was 'baggy' and it was an issue with just that pair - but then the second pair that were exactly the same make and size etc did it as well – on the same foot in the same place. I don’t know if it’s a fault with the insoles and they don’t stay put and slip or if my left foot is maybe going more inward then the right and causing it. I’m not sure but I’ve had 2 brand new pair of pegaus 29's now and both have done it - so am going to have to try another brand. Was recommended trying the Mizuno Waves and seeing if those are any better? I’m just waiting for the refund then going to go back.
I have had the same problem with the Nike Pegaus 29 - I bought the first pair and my left arch got blistered really badly after I reached the 2 mile mark - I thought it was just because it was the first time wearing them but it kept happening. I took them back to Sweatshop and they had a feel in the shoe and assured me it was a stitching / manufacturing issue so I ordered a replacement new pair. Low and behold the first 5k in my new ones and exactly the same problem on the same foot in the same place! So I am now waiting to get another refund before starting again at square one trying to find some other trainers for me. Any advice at all? It only happens on my left foot on the bottom of my arch - is it something to do with my 'technique' or instep or do people think it is just the shoe? Any suggestions on brands / types that people think will help would be greatly appreciated! I don’t think I can handle having to buy and return a third pair all in the space of a month! Thanks