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Doctor insights on: Best Running Shoes For Shin Pain

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What are the best brands of running shoes that help prevent shin splints?

What are the best brands of running shoes that help prevent shin splints?

CUSHIONING: Asics excels in cushioning, nimbus or cumulus (think clouds.) these will hold up over mileage. Mizuno wave is also a good choice. New balance has a few in their higher end. You will still need good pronatory control from an orthotic or a firm insole. Stretching is also key in the prevention of shinsplints. ...Read more

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Does wearing a sleeve while running help comfort the pain of shin splints or am i better off buying a new pair of shoes?

Both help: Wearing a sleeve keeps the muscle warm and against the bone which reduces pain and swelling. New shoes help to realign your feet so less stress is placed on the shin bone and the muscles attached to it. Look for motion control or stability shoes like brooks beast or asic gts. Also otc inserts like super feet can help support your arch which in turn help stabilize your ankle and shin bone. ...Read more

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Can you run through shin splints? I have taken 3 weeks off from running, went to physical therapy, tried ice, heat, compression and new shoes.

Can you run through shin splints?  I have taken 3 weeks off from running, went to physical therapy, tried ice, heat, compression and new shoes.

Imaging indicated: Shin Splints can encompass several similar entities: stress injury or stress fracture of the tibia (large prominent leg bone); medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS); exertional compartment syndrome. Xrays may be indicated if now chronic or recurrent symptoms are present. MRI is often helpful when trying to ascertain extent and exact degree of bony (if any) involvement. Further evaluation warranted. ...Read more

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What are the best running shoes for good arch support?

What are the best running shoes for good arch support?

A Complicated Issue: It doesn't matter so much as a good fit otherwise, flexibility, durability and maximal cushioning.Addidas has a good pair but it's $180.00.But it also depends on the width of your foot and what you usually run on (asphalt? sidewalk? track?)and how much and how far. As for the arch, you can always buy an arch insert (there's lots on the market).So go for maximal comfort first. Plenty of info online ...Read more

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Best running shoes for flat foot sprinter ?

Best running shoes for flat foot sprinter ?

A good fitting: the internet is full of different ideas of brands of shoes for your foot type and body size. What you need to do is either find a good shoe fitter at a running store and have hem check your foot and try different pairs with arch supports for your foot. Make sure it is comfortable and feels like good support. You can always see a sports medicine physician or a podiatrist who can fit you. ...Read more

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What is the best running shoes for high arch foot?

What is the best running shoes for high arch foot?

I like New Balance: If you have a high arch you will probably need an orthotic in any shoe you try. ...Read more

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What are the best long distance running shoes for over pronation?

I would recommend : An orthotic to control the biomechanics and worry less on which exact sneaker. ...Read more

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What is the best type of cross training shoe for shin splints and flat feet?

What is the best type of cross training shoe for shin splints and flat feet?

Anti-pronation: If you go to a running store and ask to see anti-pronation running shoes, these will potentially address your problem; new balance is just one example of a brand that makes them. ...Read more

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Can wearing shoes a lot cause ankle and shin pain?

Can wearing shoes a lot cause ankle and shin pain?

Yes: If they don't fit properly or fail to give you proper support. ...Read more

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How do I choose the right running shoes for me?

Running Shoes: I am a podiatrist/reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon. I own a shoe store. You need a stable shoe. Saucony, asics, new balance are the best. Look for a pronation or motion control bar running through the center of the shoe. Barefoot running is a fad, and those shoes are bad for your feet. Barefoot running or minimilist running shoes cause stress fractures, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis... ...Read more

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Do I need to change the way I run or my running shoes?

Do I need to change the way I run or my running shoes?

It depends...: Your question does not mention your problem, but the general rule for updating running shoes is every 300-500 miles, every 9-12 months or sooner if there is significant wear of the tread on the sole. Changing running style can include a shorter/longer stride, cadence (steps/minute), how you footstrike, etc. Consult with a sports medicine physician to help you answer these questions! ...Read more

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What characteristics of running shoes are important for preventing injury?

What characteristics of running shoes are important for preventing injury?

3 things: 1- they fit you well. 2- they are comfortable in the arch support and cushioning aspects. 3- that you replace them in a timely manner- about every 450-500 miles. If you have foot conditions, more specific recommendations may be necessary. See a podiatrist if these tips do not help. Good luck! ...Read more

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What characteristics of running shoes are important for preventing injury?

What characteristics of running shoes are important for preventing injury?

Look for...: 1) shoes that bend where your foot bends;
2) shoes that don't twist in the middle;
3) shoes that have a solid and firm heel counter (around the heel);
4) shoes with a slight flare in the back heel;
5) solid, well-constructed soles;
6) shoes that fit properly - try on shoes at the end of the day and with socks that you plan to wear when running; ...Read more

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Could good sole inserts replace good running shoes?

Could good sole inserts replace good running shoes?

Are the good : Sole inserts being placed in something? Or are you just standing on them? The shoe and the insert are two different things and serve two different purposes. Ideally, you want both. Having a good insole with a warn out shoe is not going to be a good idea... ...Read more

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What's better for the foot? Sneakers, sandals, running shoes?

What's better for the foot? Sneakers, sandals, running shoes?

All can be fine: This is hard to answer. It depends on the quality of the shoe, how well it fits the shape of your foot and, most importantly, how well it feels. As a rule, the thicker the sole, the stiffer the shoe, the better the support, the better the shoe is for you. It does mean that other shoes are bad. Using generalities, my best answer to your question, would be a good running shoe. Dr l. ...Read more

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How often should I replace my custom orthotics? As often as my running shoes? I feel like they aren't doing their job as well as used to.

How often should I replace my custom orthotics? As often as my running shoes? I feel like they aren't doing their job as well as used to.

It varies: According to the rigidity/flexibility of the orthotics, your size and activity level. Flexible orthotics may last only 2-3 years where some that are more rigid can last 6-8 years or more, with only some minor refurbishing as mentioned above. ...Read more

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How often should I change .My running shoes?

As often as you : Wear them out. If one runs once a week vs five times a week, there will obviously be more worn out shoe in a five day a week runner, so it really depends on run time. ...Read more

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Can old running shoes cause back pain when running?

Yes: Definately. If you jog regularly, always inspect your sneakers. Joggers will invariably go thru them much quicker than the average person. ...Read more

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Is it safe to play tennis in running shoes?

Is it safe to play tennis in running shoes?

Not recommended: Runner shoes are not built to sustain sudden side to side movement needed in tennis. Greater risk of injury. If you don't have tennis shoes, at least use "cross trainers". ...Read more

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I have been running with my barefoot shoes, the the toes. How can I safety continue without increasing my shin slint?

I have been running with my barefoot shoes, the the toes. How can I safety continue without increasing my shin slint?

Barefoot shoes: If you are at risk for shin split then you want to try to prevent not having them, because they can be very painful. Good posture, form and biomechanics with keep you aligned. ...Read more

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What're good running shoes for beginners?

What're good running shoes for beginners?

Stability or MC: Hi:

seek out a good running store in your area. Try stability vs. Motion control types in evaluating your level of required support.

Best regards:


dr. Mark reed
placentia-linda foot & ankle group
drs. Mark and melanie reed
1275 rose drive, suite 136
placentia, ca 92870
fax: (714) 528-0739
office: (714) 528-2252
www.Footpain.Org
drmreed@footpain.Org. ...Read more

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What type of running shoes do you recommend for daily jogging?

What type of running shoes do you recommend for daily jogging?

Dependinog on foot: There are many types of running shoes on the market for many different foo types. Shoes are broken down to motion control shoes, neutral shoes and supinator shoes, minimalist shoes.

I would recommend seeking a running store familiar with all different varietes of shoes and getting evaluated before starting a running program.

Visiit therundoc.Com and watch video on how to select a running shoe. ...Read more