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Discussion in 'Common Training Injuries' started by Corona, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. Corona

    Corona Member

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    Hi all,

    Took the advice of here to see a physio (very glad) about my shin splints and I've seen them about 3 times now. The past 3 sessions have been pretty much ticking boxes (stretches, glute strengthening etc)she said about what was causing it, and due to lack of progress with regards to getting back to running pain free she now believes it is due to my feet pronating. She has recommended I see a specialist:
    https://footandgaitclinic.co.uk/podiatry.html

    I'm hoping this is merely a speed bump in my application, only meaning I wont be able to get back to running for a while longer than expected (if I do go to the clinic it will have to wait until after a levels-banghead-). However, I have a few worries:

    On the website it uses the term 'prescribed' and I believe this is a bar to entry if you are prescribed insoles, but its fine as long as there is nothing on the medical records and you buy them yourself? To get the ones from here you have to buy them through extra treatment so would these be safe?

    With regards to keeping things off medical records I spoke to the physio about it and she said that if I didn't give her permission to she is unable to give any of my shin splint/back pain information to the GP, and that she believes it works that way at the clinic.

    With going to the clinic, getting the insoles etc will I need to disclose this during my application and will it be a reason for them to deny me entry?

    Is it a good idea to go down this route? From what I have read on here most people have had to get specially made insoles.

    Will I be allowed to wear the insoles in training/prmc/pjft?


    Thanks all and sorry for the long post.
     
  2. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    Insoles in training has been discussed several times on here.

    If memory serves me right, prescription insoles are a bar to entry, but if your problem is diagnosed at CTC, then they may issue them and that's allowed! But, if you subsequently leave RT, for whatever reason, then you will not be allowed to re-join!

    I may have got some of this wrong, but check it out before you start using them. Hopefully @Ninja_Stoker can advise accordingly.

    Alan
     
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  3. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

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    As stated by @Caversham proceed with caution. I'm not a medical professional and I'm not qualified to advise you but you're obviously aware of the implications of prescribed insoles.

    It may be worth using one of the many free online tools which can give basic guidance about pronation, gait and foot mechanics.
    There's a big industry out there selling expensive insoles. You might need them or you might not. Bear in mind that either way you may not be allowed by your TT to use them in RT and that a real 'need' might be further scrutinised.

    But there are others better qualified than I and hopefully they will chip into the thread too. Best of luck.
     
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  4. The guide

    The guide Ex RAF, Ex Royal Marines, now RN.! go figure

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    Trouble with insoles / orthotics you may want to take are two fold, orthotics are not allowed unless prescribed at CTC , and if you do use under the radar ( very ill advised if you do) they very well may not fit in you boots!! As you have 2 differing kinds and when in training, when in you're field boots your feet will swell with prolonged wear , and orthotics / insoles not fitted to the boot may very well cause more trouble than they prevent, lack of room for your foot causing blisters and over pronation being one of them!! Also if the training team spot them ( and they spot most things) you may well have some explaining to do on the integrity front.
     
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  5. Corona

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    Thanks for the help so far all. The problem I am facing is, I need to be able to run in order to pass prmc and pjft etc and the physio believes my last option to get back to this is by visiting and getting insoles (I'll only do this if I am 100% sure of them not being prescribed).

    I will definitely try and find some online resources in order to treat it and hopefully that will work, however if not would it be a good plan to buy insoles and use until I pass PRMC, then switch them out (still using strong, firm trainers which should also help a lot) and see how I get on at RT without them?
     
  6. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando, Moderator

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    Prescribed or not, if you need insoles to pass PRMC, then you will need them to get through RT and there lies the problem. You will not get through RT without them, so you will have to, at some point, face up to the fact that you will be visiting the Sick Bay for treatment and hopefully be prescribed them.

    Good luck, but you have a long journey in front of you.

    Alan
     
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  7. Corona

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    Thanks, it will definitely be worth it.