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Best Running Shoes For Weak Ankles
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
Whatever feels best: For arthritic conditions, a shoe with a cushioned heel and rocker sole such as a running shoe work well. For unstable ankles, a shoe with a broader base and more ankle support (light weight hiking boot). Ultimately, whatever shoe produces the least amount of pain is a good choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Running shoe: Asics, brooks, saucony and mizuno are some of the best. ...Read more
Prescribed orthotics not helping. Still bad pain in right foot only when running. Do running shoes for flat feet need adjustment period as well?
Not necessarily: The vibram "5 fingers" are in the category of "minimalist" shoes. They were desinged by be extremely lightweight and to promote proper foot and lower body strength and good running mechanics. I think about 10-20% of runners will excel in these shoes. The remainder will have a hard time adjusting to them and may have increased pain. Consider going to vibram fivefingers website for education on use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ankle sprain 1 week ago. Went to podiatrist. New orthotics (generic) bounce my feet and ankles. Old ones don't bounce and keep my ankles more stable?
Neither: unless you have a varus deformity of your foot and ankle (where your foot tilts inward) due to peroneal tendon weakness, angular deformity of ankle joint or a plantar flexed 1st ray that predisposes you to an ankle sprain, orthotics are not necessary to treat or prevent sprains. What ever feels best is usually best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I would recommend : An orthotic to control the biomechanics and worry less on which exact sneaker. ...Read more
My ankle is weak.I do running&basketball for 5 years.I wear an ankle brace in sports.I kind of walk pigeon toe with that foot.Whats wrong with ankle?
You would need: To have an in office exam to have the ankle examined. It is possible like you say the ankle is weak, a ligament may need to be constructed to gain strength. Do you have a history of chronic ankle sprains? ...Read more
It sure CAN be...: If you are concerned about the effects of running on your knees, the most important factor is heel strike cushioning. My favorite insole is the spenco polysorb cross-trainer replacement insole. http://www.spenco.com/products/footcare/poly-sorb/cross-trainer. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the best support sandal for plantar fascitis? (i already am getting custom orthodics for my regular shoes.)
Skates: That depends on the construction of the skate shoes and how tight or not they are . Some skate shoes will accomodate orthotics , which is very good . Without you in front of me to see your feet and /or x rays that is truly difficult to answer. See your podiatrist for assistance and /or any problems ...Read more
I have high, forward arches and weak ankles. Should I wear specific types of shoes to help with foot cramps?
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
Flat feet I currently wear RX orthotics and motion control shoes for running asics 2100 series. Should I run in non or motion control w/orthotics ?
Only one true: Orthotic. A custom-molded device by a pro that knows how to mold and prescribe the device for you specifically. No such thing as motion control in biomechanical theory. All motion is motion. A real device guides stance in motion. ...Read more
We are all different: There isn't any right answer. If you know a good podiatrist or orthopedic they may be able to recommend something specific for you. They can at least tell you terms regarding what your foot tends to do. How much do you pronate? Wide or narrow heel, wide toe box? Armed with that information some on line shoe places have customer comments that rate shoes by customers with the same issues. ...Read more
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