I'm not planning on putting on the heating at all this winter. I managed it last year. The year before I put the gas fire on once when I had a guest around, and the year before that I put a fan heater on once. If I was hard enough, I'd do without hot water too.
I'm fed up with it. I've tried being patient. I've tried keeping things in perspective. I know there's no subject more boring than other runners' injuries. Now I just want it fixed. I've had a recurring calf strain since about the new year. First I took a week off; it was fine; it came back again; took another week off; it was fine; it came back again; took two weeks off; it was fine; it's come back again. What do I do to get rid of it for good?
Good for you Carol. I've seen a number of physios over the years and been given a number of exercises. The problem is I find them irksome and tend to stop doing them after my knee is mended. I want to avoid seeing a physio if I can help it. I'm not particularly flush at the moment, and by the time I've had five or six appointments, it's over £200. It was the number of times I had to see the physio that persuaded me there was something wrong with my bio-mechanics (which it turned out there was). I also go to circuits, which I hope improves muscle imbalances. Your podiatrist sounds interesting. I've lost confidence in mine a bit.
Yes, I took my trainers in, which were relatively new at the time. She complimented them for being neutral, which she said was a good thing.
I think the £500 includes £250 for the consultation and £250 for the orthotics. They're supposed to last ten years or so and you can get copies for £250 a set. It's still far more than I've heard others being sold for, and I wouldn't pay that much. I wouldn't pay half that much unless I was convinced they were going to stop my knee problems without causing any others, and that they were going to last a good number of years. If I was convinced, I would give them some serious consideration.