Flat feet and pronation.

Matt B

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Has anyone else had any problems with flat feet or pronation?


I have just discovered I have a problem with my knee that may prevent me from training, full stop. It hurts bad. Im unbeleivably p1ssed off!!

help me!
 

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ouch, get yourself to a phiziooo, I haven't been able to run for a week now the arch of my foot hurts injured it in boxing. The Physiotherapist will sort you out with some insoles and stretches for your knee.
 

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My irlfriend has flat feet (Apparntly) what the hell is that. I didnt even think it was real i just thought she made it up so i would run round after her *text deleted*.
 

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ive got flat feet allways have done but never found it a problem just get some insoles with a supported arch , i got the one u put in the oven for 2 min then take out and stand in them to mould , counfy as f uck
 

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very gay

I have been to a physio, I went when my knee starting killing me. Thats how I found out I have flat feet.

Apparently having flat feet alters the bio-mechanics of how your legs and muscles work. I have a ligament that rubs badly across the top of my Tibia when I run and because recently I have stepped up training its REALLY started to hurt. Apparently, specialist insoles may cost me £300!!
 
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I have been to a physio, I went when my knee starting killing me. Thats how I found out I have flat feet.

Apparently having flat feet alters the bio-mechanics of how your legs and muscles work. I have a ligament that rubs badly across the top of my Tibia when I run and because recently I have stepped up training its REALLY started to hurt. Apparently, specialist insoles may cost me £300!!
Ahhhh!! Matt I'm sure I've posted a few times about this. I have had your exact problem!! My right knee has been in pain for about a year now. A month ago I went to see a podiatrist..a foot doctor. I've always known I was flat footed but as I found out it affects your entire body, posture. It makes sense considering they are the base of your body. You may also find ouy (if you visit one of these guys) that one of your legs is shorter then the other. A very commen probelem apparently. What this is means is that because they're un-even your hips are un level and therefore your spine is a bit loopey and so on and so forth.

Anyways he did all kinds of tests and now I wear some serious orthotics (in-soles) which are supposed to sort me out. They're the toughest around, designed for severe use and supposed to last a lifetime. They cost around 150 squids.

Sorry about all of it though, you're up for RT or PRMC soon aren't you?

I spoke to my AFCO about it and he said it's fine to wear orthtics as a Marine. He in fact was wearing some hehe. He pointed out a silver lining that the Corps issue you with fancy boots that cost about 130 on the street and they're all yours.
 

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the same

yea its my right knee as well!

I had my PRMC booked in for 09/09/08 but my knee has only given me real serious problems over the last week and half. I guess I'm *text deleted* have to give the AFCO a call and explain that this problem has just developed and postpone it. I worry they are *text deleted* just think I'm pu$$ying out though!

I don't have one leg shorter than the other but the bottom of my right back was slightly lower. She sorted that out though with a series of very painful tugs and pulls!

Yea she explained how it can affect your whole body, but I find it hard to imagine at the moment how having insoles will stop this pain! Its just a ligament rubbing over the top of my tibia every time I bend my knee.

I also find it weird that its only just started hurting. I've been training for 6 months! Also, a couple years ago I did 6 weeks Army basic which was more full on than my current schedule, and of course I trained for a few months before doing that.

Its fukin depressing me, I can't see how this problem can be completely iradicated, let alone by insoles. It just feels like I need to re-adjust where the ligament is, or cut away the bone!!
 

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I always had shin and knee problems i also went to the doctor and as usual all they could say is "Stop running, your training too much". So i stopped running for 4 weeks and bam the pains started up again, after a lot of research and info finding i found out i suffered from posterior shin splints. Simple terms the arch on my foot wasnt supported enough and the ligament running up the inside of my shin and knee was being twisted with every step i took while runnning which = pain and discomfort.

Since i got 3/4 rubber insole and now the sole softec ultras i no longer have these problems. I know it sounds stupid that a dumb pair of insoles can help at all, but for me they did these softec ones are only £35 compared to the £300 that u might have to spend so why not try them, what do u have to lose you already suffer from injury so what harm can it do.
 

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I think my problem is too specific for general insoles to sort it out.

I'm so gutted. Even if it doesn't prevent me from joining/going for my PRMC its certainly *text deleted* put it off quite a way.

Its such a mission coming this far in the application process and it gets you really hyped up watching that list on your bedroom wall slowly get ticked off.

All I have to tick off now is.

Practice the 3 miler PRMC style. (under 10 min 30 secs back)
Do PRMC
Complete RT

Now I have to add "Get fukin knee fixed"
 
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Yea it's really strange how your body decides to present a whole new array of problems at a seemingly random time.

I went through the whole of my military service without an itch and for some reason about a year ago, near the end of my first year at uni out of no where my knee started complaining.

You're situation sounds a bit more serious then mine. I just need to be re-aligned which will take some time..I hope.

Have you managed to see a podiatrist yet? Orthotics might still do the job, it just takes about a month to break them in properly.

Don't worry man, no one's going to call you a pussy for postponing, especially for medical reasons. Haha you've got to give yourself all the help you can get because the Commando's sure wont!
 

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To be honest mate, I'm no specialist, but it does sound like your problem needs time, so I think one of the best things you can do is come to terms with the fact that RT is a way off. Meantime, you need specalist help, which can come in several forms, and 2 of the 3 are free.

1) Podiatrist, as mentioned. Give specific advice, will have experience dealing with this problem before.

2) Physio, as you've already been to. Consistently keep up appointments with the same Physio who knows the problem. Doesn't matter if she's not dealing with it specifically, but will help with body alignment and other muscular issues caused as a secondary.

3) Something that hasn't been mentioned yet, a Chiropractor. They deal with issues with the body, body alignment, and in my experience incredible at finding the source of issues, and showing possible solutions. Look up your local Chiropractor, book an appointment, and ask for a general check-up, and mention your foot problem. They'll know how to sort the problems bought on by the flat feet ie spine alignment, hip alignment etc.

Good luck.
 

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Old post is old, and very bumped ;)

Matt B is due an update, but last i remember he's back running.
 

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If you've got flat feet *text deleted* lucky man..*text deleted* in RT u will get issued LOWA's which are like the best boots ever! Fcuking comfy man..gore-tex,w.proof the lot wish i had flat feet haha!
 

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Just browsing and found this, is that true? recruits with flat feet get issued LOWAS for RT?
 

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Old post is old, and very bumped ;)

Matt B is due an update, but last i remember he's back running.
Update;

I had 3 treatments of shockwave therapy on my illiotibial band (outside of the knee).

I had to stop training for 3 weeks.

Had to cancel my PRMC iwhich wasdue for mid Oct.

I had specialist orthotics perscribed and made for me.

Walked in them for 2 weeks before doing my first 1 mile run.

Did 1 mile every other day for 1 week.

then VERY slowly worked my way back up to a respectful level of fitness.

Now I run 3 miles pretty much every other day, with 1.5 miles in between and I rest on weekends (just do sit ups, pull ups, press ups.)

I also have to do regular special stretches, about 3-4 times a day, even if im not training, in order to keep my illiotibialband supple and not too tight over my knee.

It seems to be fine. I did the 7 mile commando challenge a couple weeks back with no probs.

Only problem now, is I think I may be developing a form of shin splints.

If run any more than about 1.5 miles I get pretty bad pains on my akles and shins, gay.
 

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Has anyone else had any problems with flat feet or pronation?


I have just discovered I have a problem with my knee that may prevent me from training, full stop. It hurts bad. Im unbeleivably p1ssed off!!

help me!
now mate i went to the doctors with real bad pain in mu kee`s ankles shin`s and to the point were when i finished running i couldn`t even bear to walk and be in the worst pain i have ever been in i was taking pian killers like smartie`s the docter told me i had flat feet and reffered me to a specialist i was given insouls wich were made from moulds of my feet i treid them for month`s and the pain got no better so a para freind of mine told me to find a store called up and running were they do a tredmill test and analize your gape and pronation of your feet ( i thought it was going to be a load of bollocks)
i went to the shop and had the test what took no more than ten mins and found out the problem was my trainers he sorted me out with a £80 pair of etonic trainers and also told me to go get checked out of a strucktual therapest he charged me £34 quid but found allsorts wrong with me it turned out i had a hip problem and a trapped nerve he cracked me all back into shape
told me to throw the insole in the bin and to rest for 4 days within a week all the pain i was getting when i ran was gone and my run times came down a hell of alot give it a try mate worked for me i was on the verge of giving up before my pjft now two months later am off to prmc tommorow , hope this helps :racer:
 

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Thing is that in RT they give you trainers to wear and when you're not in them you're in your boots. The trainers look like Hi-tec or something, don't know if they're any good.

I have flat feet and and shin pains until i got some insoles from podiatrist two weeks ago, now the pains gone.

I did hear about that treadmill thing and it sounds good but like i say - once you start training i don't think you can wear your own trainers.
 

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Thing is that in RT they give you trainers to wear and when you're not in them you're in your boots. The trainers look like Hi-tec or something, don't know if they're any good.
Standard issue silver shadowss, Love em.. Bloody compfy
 
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