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Best Running Shoes For Shin Pain
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have very flat feet. What pronation running shoes should I get to prevent shin splints? 36 year old male.
When I run my leg hurts in the back, a little under my calf. Is this my running shoes or something serious?
Yes: If they don't fit properly or fail to give you proper support. ...Read more
Shin splints: This is traumatic compressive damage to the muscle running along the shin bone. The muscle is in a compartment and if it swells from the repeated banging of certain exercises, you will get pain that can be severe. You can use ice to help, pre treat with Ibuprofen in the future, and get some advice from an exercise therapist about how to minimize this in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: If you only have pain running on the treadmill, there are several things. Try adjusting the inclination of the treadmill. Have your running shoes checked to make sure they are appropriate for your type foot. If you hyperpronate, you may want to try an over-the-counter orthotic device. Alternate the treadmill with another form of exercise. If the pain persists, see your orthopaedist. ...Read more
I had a hysterectomy/bso at age 35 (now 37). No hrt. Since then, running long distances causes shin pain. Doing everything right. Related to surgery?
Shin Splints: I don't think shin splints are related to your hysterectomy. Do you get the pain after a certain distance that you run? Is the pain in both legs? Do you do any weight training or stretching? I always become concerned with stress fractures. We see it in distance runners, more so in women then men. It sometimes manifests after running 3 or 4 miles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I would recommend : An orthotic to control the biomechanics and worry less on which exact sneaker. ...Read more
Running shoe: Asics, brooks, saucony and mizuno are some of the best. ...Read more
What is the best way to deal with recurring calf injury and shin splints after running. I have changed my shoes and try to stretch before and after.
Take up swimming: instead. Some athletes are just not made to be runners. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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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