Post # 1
Hi ladies, I purchased some good running shoes that I got fitted for, Mizano Wave 9. They are super supportative on my feet and comfortable. Now, I still can’t run because the inside of my left foot and ankle hurt like hell. I can walk well but not run. Do any of you ladies have any experience with this sort of thing and how to deal with it?
Post # 3
Did you go from running outside to running on a treadmill, or vice versa? Sometimes that can mess with your shins. If so, I’d recommend putting the incline at 1 for the treadmill next time you’re on it. I felt better within a day or so. Good luck!
Post # 4
@greenidlady: Were you properly fitted for shoes at a decent running shoe store? You may actually have too much support. I had those same shoes and loved them for a while, but then realized I needed less support. Try Brooks! I am currently using the Ravenna’s and they are great. They are in the guidance line and are a bit less supportive than the Wave, but I think they are amazing.
Post # 5
@mrs_pudding_pop: Thank you so much. I have been running on the treadmill. I run outside every once in a while but I mostly run on the treadmill. I tried to run at 5.8 mph and could not without severe pain. I walked at 3.6 mph on a 6% incline for a few minutes. Then I slowed it down and went up to 12%. That was about the best I could do but now I can’t put good weight on my foot without pain.
@al0818: Yes, I went to a running store and was fitted. She measured my feet, watched me walk, and watched me jog. She let me try both the Brooks Ravenna and the Mizuno Wave Inspire 9. The Brooks Ravenna was too much shoe for me, I felt like they were heavy and not really fitted to my foot. I have narrow heels and a small foot.
Post # 6
could be a running form issue or a lacing issue, too
Post # 7
@greenidlady: Yeah it was nuts – I always get fitted when I buy new shoes, and had just bought a pair last summer when that was happening. I was thinking I’d have to return the shoes then I read an article about the incline and voila! Better shins. LOL
Post # 8
I’ve pretty much given up with any running shoe store expert (true expert or otherwise) trying to tell me what shoe to buy.
I love, love Mizunos and will only run in their neutral shoes. That being said, I know everyone’s feet are completely different and different feet do best in different shoes.
Shin splints can be caused by a variety of things, including but not limited to new shoes or too much intensity in ramping up mileage. Do not mess with shin splints, as they can lead to stress fractures.
Honestly, if you can’t run, take the day (or rest of the week) off. Do yoga or swimming or something low-impact instead. When you go back to running, start *slowly* (and at 0% incline!) and *slowly* work back up.