Gait Analysis

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  1. I have adidas running trainers with some Superfeet insoles but im still having this dull pain in the shin problem during & after running.

    What I want to know is if gait analysis & the correct footwear solved your problem or not?
  2. It did for me. But if you've got a problem, best to get it diagnosed in the first instance by a properly qualified podiatrist rather than the running shop. Even though many of the latter are very good, you should go to the clinical expert first in my view - reduces the risk of any unnecesary damage.
  3. Its a dull pain on my lower inside shin on the right leg, that foot bends inwards, I think thats called over pronating if ive got it right & im hoping thats the reason for the pain.
  4. I have something very similar. Best option is to bite the bullet and go private with a podiatrist. If you're lucky you'll be near one that is experienced with sports injuries rather than old ladies' bunions.

    I've had to get orthotic insoles and am still waiting to prove they work but if you carry on as you are, you will almost certainly have big problems. I found ibuprofen and icing after running really helped.

    Get some professional advice.
  5. Had gait analysis today, they recomended Brooks Adrenaline GTS 9's. Apparently a good running shoe but ive never heard of them, but then again ive never brought from a proper running shop.

    They feel much lighter than my current running trainers which I must say look nothing like anyhting in Up and Running.

    £85 so they better solve this problem.
  6. No leg pain what so ever. Anyone thinking of road running should get tested and get in the right footwear.
  7. If you problem is pronation etc the gait analysis & custom insoles / particular shoe should solve the problem.
  8. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    The Mrs had trouble with her knees going back to running after a year lay off due to a ski accident. She went through all the options of specialists and running shops without solving the problem fully.
    By chance we found a place in Germany that had a gait machine that was state of the art. It plots your foot fall as force over time on a colour printout so you see which parts of your foot are impacting and how. With sensors on your knees, ankles and hips and a camera they can show the mapping of the biomechanical actions to the footfall force - a bit more advanced than simply looking for pronation issues.
    Upshot was a couple of pairs of custom insoles and a recommended model of running shoe.

    I never had problems as I always got myself very good running shoes - but I did the test and got some insoles too (85% of Eur120 on my medical insurance). I never noticed it was even there before, but stiffness in my lower back has gone after running longer distances (45mins plus) and I somehow feel more "relaxed".
  9. I have the same trainers - certainly sorted me out, too.
  10. Could running in shite trainers be the reason so many old 'uns have shot knees?

    Ill always buy proper running shoe's now.
  11. Surprising that the Army has never invested in this. At about £200 per head they could avoid a lot of Medical Discharges and other issues connected with poor running footwear.

    Without correct advice you can still buy expensive trainers which will do damage.
  12. Is there an insole I can get to replicate this shoe for basic if/when I bet there?
  13. I know this goes against the grain, but my advice would be to get running shoes without any padding or insole at all, and with a thin sole. That makes you run as if you're barefoot, which is the way it should be, and it makes you roll your foot when landing around the outer edge, before you push off with your toes for the next stride, instead of landing on your heel and rolling up the centre of the foot. It was never designed to do that in the first place. The old British Army brown, black or white thin-soled daps were ideal for running.

    All this technical stuff is just over-complicated bollix looking to solve problems actually caused by all this padding and "dynamic" thingies built into modern running shoes to justify the outrageous prices.

  14. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Get back in your bath chair and stop talking boll0cks old man, technology has moved on, but you obviously have not.....
  15. You err, birdbrain. The human plate is still the same unit as it was 50,000 or more years ago. Running shoes should be designed to support the natural (i.e. barefoot) function, and not as fashion accessories.

    Remember the Masai guys running the London marathon in strips of car-tyre kept on with thongs? Think about it.

    Or have I confused you now?