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Re: [running-194] orthotics/flat feet/runner's knees help!

From: Michael M.
Sent on: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 10:39 PM
Hi Jing,

Do you know that the type of Brooks you bought are good for
overpronation? I used to get knee problems all the time. I switched to
Nike Air Structures and haven't had a single problem in years. I'm not
saying this is the right shoe for you but you should start by going to
Marathon Sports or somewhere else that will do a gait analysis and
hook you up with the right shoe. I think you should start with that
and then do the final tweak with orthotics if you haven't already.
Also, don't forget to ice the knee after runs until you get your
muscle strength back.


On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 3:19 PM, Jing <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hello,
> I randomly started getting runnner's knee this year. I rolled my left?ankle
> last September pretty bad, so I took 3 months off to let it?fully heal. I
> started running again in January and?after running 3 miles?each day for 3
> days, I started getting knee pain/tightness.?To be on the super safe side, I
> took?6 weeks and did a lot of stretching in between. I went out for a mile
> run two weekends ago and it is still there. The pain/tightness starts on my
> outside bottom left knee (the same side as my ankle roll), then it spreads
> to the entire outside knee. I know I over-pronate since my feet are as flat
> as the floor. I can barely fit a coin under my "arch", but this knee thing
> never happened to me before. Not even when I?run 10-20miles.
> I got new shoes( Brooks) and?been using the foam roller thing, both of them
> didn't work. I can't even walk all day?when I went?to SF.
> So now, I'm looking to buy some orthotics and was wondering if anyone has
> any recommendations and/or experiences?with over-the-counter or custom
> orthotics. Any brands, online websites, or doctor I can visit for a pair.
> I'm looking?for a?good quality pair of orthotics. i don't care much about
> the price, as long as it is reasonable.
> Thanks for your time!
> Jing Mai
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