Post # 1
So. I’ve started running recently. I have started noticing a lot of pain in my right ankle. I’m thinking either the tendons are swollen, or my fascia is tightening (I remember learning about this while taking an exercise science class but I can’t remember what it’s called anymore).
Well, I feel like my shoes are not the right shoes for me. For bees who run, how did you find the right shoes for you. Did you try a bunch? Find a store that specializes in running shoes? A sports doctor?
The pain is starting to affect me long after my running, and since it’s my right ankle, if the pain is really bad, it makes it difficult to drive.
Post # 3
I would go to a running store to get fitted. Some place like Fleet Feet or Road Runner Sports. They should put you in a neutral shoe and have you run on a treadmill. Some places record your feet on video so you can see what they see watching you run. Based on that they will recommend a type of shoe and have you try on several different pair, run in them, and pick one based on comfort/fit. That is the easiest way to get started, then if pain or injuries continue, try a sports doctor.
Post # 4
Definitely go to a running store and get fitted. I did that my first time, and purchased my shores in store to support them. From there, I order online now that I know what I wear. I have a VIP membership with Road Runner Sports (it’s super cheap) and it give me a 10% discount on all orders and super fast shipping.
Post # 5
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I went to a running store where they assessed my stride. For the longest time I would be running and my shins would absolutely kill me! I got fitted for new shoes & they are dreamy!
Post # 6
@Cornmuffin09: Is it Plantar Fascitis? Definitely visit a sneaker/running shoe store to try on different styles, get different opinions and to get fitted. However, if your injuries are really bothering you, even after some time, visit a podiatrist. One running shoe, that I do recommend though, which I have told my girlfriends and friends about is the NIKE Free Runs v2.0 or 3.0. They are heavenly!!!!!!!!!!!! There are nothing but excellent reviews on them on the Internet. I have about 5 pairs. SO has about 5 pairs as well. He’s worn them to run in marathons and races. I love them so much. I hope this helps somewhat. Feel better and good luck.
Post # 7
If you’re feeling pain in one leg/foot and not the other, it could be that your stride is uneven. I definitely recommend getting fitted for running shoes, but even a properly fitting pair of shoes won’t help if you’re stride is off-balance. Try taking much quicker, shorter strides, landing on the mid-foot instead of the heel, so that you aren’t relying so much on balancing with the ankle when you land and focus on landing on the same part of the foot with both your left and right steps. If you are still having pain, a running coach would be able to do a stride assessment and help you correct it.