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I used to suffer from ankle pain and I discovered that I pronate, so I tried a range of trainers but it did not solve the problem. I saw a physio and he prescribed some orthotics which I had and tried. The ankle pain went away and shin splints arrived. Tried them in various stability and motion control shoes and not had any luck. The best ones so far are probably the NB 768s. I have been back and had the orthotics adjusted but still no luck. The pain was so bad on one of my runs last week that I thought I would try my old Asics Nimbus 9 trainers and I had a mostly comfortable run with very little shin pain. However, the ankle pain returned after almost a year without it.
I'm running out of ideas and money. I have been given some strenthening exercises to do and they don't seem to be doing anything, but then again I haven't been doing them every day like I was told as I keep forgetting. Also, I am a bit overweight which I am sure makes the problem worse,
I have a half marathon in 4 weeks and do not feel ready. I can do the distance but it is going to be slow and painful. It makes me want to give up but I enjoy it when it is going well and it is the best way I can lose weight.
Does anybody have any advice?