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The Best Running Shoes For Fallen Arches
You can place: One arch support on that side. The question is why is this the case. Possible causes may include a limb length discrepancy. If this is found to be the case a heel lift on the lower side may be a good idea as well. ...Read more
A fallen arch is commonly known as a flatfoot. The foot loses the arch on the inner side of foot. This is also known as pes planus and there can be either a flexible version and a rigid version. A flexible version is flat only when weight is applied on the foot; a rigid version is flat when the foot is off and when the foot is on ...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?
Anything new: Typically needs some break in particularly. When it is different than what you were using before. ...Read more
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
I like New Balance: If you have a high arch you will probably need an orthotic in any shoe you try. ...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 more
Running shoe: Asics, brooks, saucony and mizuno are some of the best. ...Read more
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
If you tell us: Where it hurts you then we can..... ...Read more
Depends on foot:
Depending on your foot alignment, a running shoe that is either arch supporting (for people with flatfeet/pronated feet) or neutral arches (for people with high arches) is ideal.
The shoe should support the ankle well and you should feel safe wearing it on all types of terrain. It should be wide enough to accomodate all of your toes.
Minimalist and converse like cloth shoes are less than ideal. ...Read more
Tieing my running shoes to tight? Top of foot (where the shoes tongue is) getting irritated and achey pretty quickly. What might be and how to heal?
Vamps disease: The vamp is the part of the shoe you describe, and your diagnosis might be correct. Try not to tie so tight. Sometimes you can restring your shoe and don't cross the laces rather have them go from eyelet to eyelet on the same side only crisscross ing before and after the spot it hurts. ...Read more
Are running shoes wider in toe box? I walk for exercise. Blisters on ball of foot, rubbing on side of feet. Is there a shoe type I should look for?
How about working: With a pedorthist to get the right shoe for you. ...Read more
I would recommend: An orthotic to control the biomechanics and worry less on which exact sneaker. ...Read more
I've had Achilles tendon pain for 10 weeks after running for 2 days in new running shoes. What are the best supplements to take to heal the tendon?
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
Pain under feet and in ankles after walking. Swelling on the inside of my ankles- better with arch support in shoes. Could these be fallen arches?
I have possible plantar fascias. Pain on foot, worst on arch. I already have flat feet. What is best treatment? What about shoes and pads?
See foot specialist: If your feet are truly flat, there is unlikely to be a best treatment. Treatment should be chosen based on your goals. An active person may not have enough control from shoes, pads, orthotics. However, a properly made orthotic can do wonders. There are also surgical options that a foot and ankle specialist can review with you. ...Read more
When I wear running sneakers or high vamped shoes my feet fall asleep. My shoes are not too tight but my entire foot falls asleep. What causes this.
Squeezing Sneakers: When the entire foot falls asleep this typically is a result of lack of blood flow which in turn starves the nerves and tissues of much needed nutrients and oxygen. When blood flow returns, the nerves awake in a flurry of activity and send mixed messages, hence the tingling. Direct nerve compression gives a local numbness to a specific area. Check for vascular or nerve compression at the ankle. ...Read more
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.
I was told barefoot running shoes are better for you generally speaking that your feet and read the ground reaction forces more affectively isthistrue?
Debatable: Some say yes, some say no....This is the whole minimalist sneaker debate, . ...Read more
Stability or MC:
seek out a good running store in your area. Try stability vs. Motion control types in evaluating your level of required support.
dr. Mark reed
placentia-linda foot & ankle group
drs. Mark and melanie reed
1275 rose drive, suite 136
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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
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
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
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
I recommend them: Try them and then you can see if they help you or not. ...Read more
Yes: Definately. If you jog regularly, always inspect your sneakers. Joggers will invariably go thru them much quicker than the average person. ...Read more