Knee and ankle pain

Discussion in 'Common Training Injuries' started by ugachaka, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. ugachaka

    ugachaka New Member

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    Hi guys, just to say that my feet go inwards when running so I don't get a lot of support on my ankles and knees which makes them quite painful when I go running, does anyone know anyway of getting around this

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  2. Chelonian

    Chelonian Well-Known Member

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    Some observations rather than advice as I'm not qualified to do otherwise:

    Each of us has a natural running gait; the mechanics of how we run.
    Beware of trying to 'correct' something that is a fundamental part of the way you are built. Doing so can create more problems than it solves.

    However, wearing running shoes that suit your gait would be a good idea. Gait analysis is available—don't pay for it—at many specialist sports retailers. Also, Google 'running gait analysis' as there are many simple online tools which will give you a good idea of your gait.

    Perhaps most importantly, exercise caution if you approach your GP. I understand that some medically prescribed solutions, such as orthotic insoles, are a bar to entry.

    Best of luck.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Hi mate,

    I'd like to second what @Chelonian said.
    I also am not officially qualified, but have worked in a sports retailer in the running dept. for a while. I've seen some pretty shocking running styles and a lot of associated problems can be combated by new/more supportive shoes. How old your running shoes are, and how they're designed may be contributing to your knee and ankle pain. Shoes which complement your gait may take a bit getting used to, but once broken in should make a difference.

    Please know that I also don't speak with any level of authority, only through a few years worth of experiences with customers at work!

    Good luck.
     
  5. ugachaka

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    Cheers I'll look into it
     

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