A running blog, of sorts
Might be better to look at some basic foot strengthening exercises'
Maybe you need inserts,orthodics or heal cups,gotta be worth a look,and like Rick said maybe some foot strenghtening exericises too,the older we get the more of this stuff we need....and the less we want to do it....but if it buys us another day.......
Thanks guys:Mmmm inserts or hard work!? Which one will I go for?
That title is up for Best Post Title of the Year.
Went to a specialist today. X-rays showed no sign of fractures or heel spurs. No problems with the bones other than a small growth on the back of the right side heel. This seems like an overuse issue. Looks like I'm going to have to work on strengthing exercises like Rick and Keith said.I also bought two pair of arch support inserts for my running shoes. We will see if this make any difference.I've also just now paid for my entry to the Osaka marathon so look ahead and keeping fingers crossed!
check out the superfeet brand. I have 5 pairs of the green ones. excellent.
Structurally speaking the arch is one of the oldest and strongest forms of support out there and unless badly designed will not fail. The human foot has gone through eons of evolution and surely is the most superior structural design out there, well capable of taking all that has been thrown at it over the last 2 million years, unless there is an inherent defect, which I doubt in your case. It's just that you want to do something with your feet that most people don't and wrap them in shoes that did not go through the same evolutionary process - perhaps if people continue to wear shoes feet will adapt and evolve to cope with the new stresses they impose, but it may take some time. Maybe inserts/orthotics help to counteract the stresses resulting from wearing shoes. Lucky that shoes were invented before orthotics, otherwise you'd have no place to put them ;)