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04-27-2006, 03:06 AM #137Originally Posted by C_Koo
04-27-2006, 11:20 AM #138Originally Posted by msl_turtle
05-28-2006, 06:07 AM #139
IM not flat footed but I now have shin splints on both legs. Left leg is constantly aching.
Im training 4 times a week, running on Saturdays plus normal roster.
05-28-2006, 09:48 AM #140Originally Posted by robc06
Regular high-impact activity will aggravate the condition, but is unlikely to be the original cause.
Like you, I had shin splints. I got some custom-made orthotic insoles and the problem has almost disappeared.
Although you do not have flat feet, you almost certainly have a biomechanical problem in your feet and legs. Once a joint is out of alignment, it cannot cope with normal loading and shin splints are a typical development.
Knee pain is also often caused by incorrect joint alignment in the walking gait. For example, external rotation of the lower leg combines with internal rotation of the upper leg to cause stress on the knee. This is the condition of being splay-footed. The reverse can also happen (pigeon-footed).
All of these problems have their source in the feet and walking gait.
Last edited by Gollum; 05-28-2006 at 09:51 AM.
05-28-2006, 08:50 PM #141
After training las night my legs were aching and hurting. This morning both ankles are stiff. I am going to get better inner soles for my baddie shoes and see what happens.
Take antinflammatories as well. Exercises and Ice.
I cant rest for the next two months, playing in three tournaments.
06-07-2006, 04:51 PM #142
hmm is it true if you wear slippers and sandals alot you can GET flatfeet because of the lack of cushioning? or is it heriditary and stuff
06-07-2006, 09:29 PM #143
That is true it can lead to flat feet if you wear shoes without a lot of arch support.
06-07-2006, 10:48 PM #144Originally Posted by robc06
06-08-2006, 06:37 AM #145Originally Posted by jwcdis
Partial flat feet can develop from other biomechanical problems, such as ineffective use of the small arch-supporting muscles. These are most easily corrected at an early age using orthotic insoles.
The best way to avoid children developing flat feet, however, is to get them running around barefoot in lots of natural outdoor environments, such as woods and beaches. Flat feet are almost non-existent in tribes of people who do not wear shoes (eg. the Masai, whom many experts consider to represent the peak of biomechanical perfection in human walking and running).
07-27-2006, 06:49 PM #146
is there a way to cure Flat-foot without expensive orthodics
08-03-2006, 12:41 PM #147Originally Posted by Silentscorpion
(Or at least, rarely.)
They are not that expensive. Mine were probably top quality (included a sophisticated orthotic assessment), but only cost £200 - £250.
Your feet are a good thing to invest in
08-03-2006, 04:24 PM #148Originally Posted by Gollum
08-04-2006, 06:21 AM #149Originally Posted by Silentscorpion
But before you buy another expensive racket, perhaps think about your feet!
Also, note that parents are often willing to spend much more money on medical expenses than on presents
08-06-2006, 02:33 AM #150
flat feetOriginally Posted by Dandirom
Kind of agree with your first point unfortunately. Not so sure tha you could "cure" my flat feet but I would like to be proved wrong -Jamie
08-06-2006, 02:46 AM #151
flat feetOriginally Posted by Baddict_2006
08-06-2006, 03:04 AM #152Originally Posted by Gollum
08-06-2006, 03:35 AM #153im flat footed.... never realised until now, it explains a few things.
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