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Calling over-pronators!

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sniffle12 Sat 01-Apr-17 23:34:39

Is anybody out there also an over-pronator i.e. feet tend to collapse inwards when running? I get hip and foot pain which I know is related to this but not sure what to do.

I tried high arch support insoles but found them quite hard and obtrusive.

How do you deal with it?

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Sat 01-Apr-17 23:36:36

DD is, (she is a marathon runner and traithlete) she had custom made insoles which helped her a lot but she had to break them in gently.

Tumtitum Sat 01-Apr-17 23:38:26

I tried anti-pronation soles, from a fairly well known shoe shop, analysed my gait etc. Felt something pop in one of my knees on my first run and have never been quite right since. See be careful who you listen to! Break new shoes in gently for sure as your muscles won't be used to working in that way

HemanOrSheRa Sat 01-Apr-17 23:39:56

I found taping my foot, for arch support, with KT tape very helpful. There are different ways of doing it - loads of videos on YouTube.

nodramaforthellama Sat 01-Apr-17 23:42:20

Go to a running shop, get gait analysed and wear the appropriate trainers.

I've now got orthotic insoles which are custom made to my feet as my arch collapsed due to injury. But for most people the correct trainers are fine.

sniffle12 Sun 02-Apr-17 00:11:34

Thanks all, I think I'm wary of spending quite a bit of money on appropriate trainers without knowing how they're going to work out, how much training/qualifications the shop assistant has, etc. Do you have a good experience of trainers sold on the basis of gait analysis?

The KT tape seems to be cheaper in the first instance so I have ordered some of that to give a go in the meantime at least while I encourage my inner foot strain to ease off a bit!

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Sun 02-Apr-17 00:16:43

I have to wear orthotics due to collapsed arches. Without orthotics I get knee pain, ankle pain and back pain. I bought a pair of trainers at a specialist running shop, with all the gait analysis etc. They were the only shoes I could wear without orthotics. Unbelievable! And so comfortable. IIRC they cost £80-£85, lasted about 4y, and were worth every penny.

HemanOrSheRa Sun 02-Apr-17 03:22:32

Here is the method I use sniffle www.running-physio.com/ankletape/.

HemanOrSheRa Sun 02-Apr-17 03:23:59

Oops. Posted too soon. For KT tape - it's the first video.

Cantseethewoods Sun 02-Apr-17 03:27:15

It depend why you overpronate. It's often caused by weak glutes, where the knee falls in bringing the foot with it. In that case Squat work( esp one legged- shrimp squats etc) and banded squats can help a lot but you need to ensure that your knee tracks over your toe- don't let the knees fall in. Hip tightness can also be a factor.

carrie74 Sun 02-Apr-17 20:56:55

My trainers seem to do enough for my over-pronation:Asics Gel Kayano. They were recommended to me by a physio as my feet are quite narrow, and they do a narrow fitting as well as being v supportive.

sexymuthafunker Mon 03-Apr-17 07:36:47

I had my gait assessed at a shop called Runners Need - they film you on a treadmill and recommend the most helpful running shoes to suit your specific issue.

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