Hi guys, I'm relatively new to running, but the past two times I've been out, about halfway through my run the inside of my left ankle started to hurt. The first time it came on was when I was running on a really uneven road so I thought it was that. I iced it, strapped it, and took a few days off. I went out again Friday night on a smooth road and it started to hurt again. It hurts more the morning after, to be honest.
I've had a quick google and everywhere says this is caused by over-pronation, but I'm pigeon toed (walk with my feet pointing inwards) and knock kneed, so I supinate (also confirmed by the wear on the bottom of my trainers). Though I do have low arches. It aches when I'm resting, and when I'm walking it twinges when I move onto my toes before I lift my foot off the ground. The pain is coming from right where that sticky out bone is (I don't know its correct name!)
Any ideas what this is and how to fix it? Obviously if it continues I'll make a trip to the doctor, but thought I'd ask here first!
No idea if anyone has any views about either of these shoes, but I've ordered both the Nike 2012 Running Flex and the Nike Air Alaris. The Flex seem slightly more comfy (may be to do with that I coud get them in a 7 and a half and the Airs only in an 8) but the Air Alaris are supposed to be for those with low arches, which I do have. (I have orthotics but can't walk in them let alone run!) I can't decide between them - any help?
I bought some K-Swiss Tubes the other day but the heel collars come up too high on me and are giving me blisters galore
I got them because they were only £30 and I had heard they were good for people with low insteps (I do have orthotics but I can barely walk in them let alone run) - they are great aside from the blister problem!
I don't want to spend a great deal because I am one of those people who start a new hobby with great enthusiasm only to get fed up of it within a few weeks and I don't want to spend £80+ on shoes that won't get the use (plus I'm currently only employed part time so don't have the money anyway!).
So any suggestions for decent priced shoes for people with low arches with low heel collars? I've had a cursory look and have found the Nike Flex ones look ok - are they any good? Bear in mind I'm not looking to do any marathons!