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I spent the past 2 years with what I think was posterior tendonitis. One leg got to a stable level then the other began, infuriating I cut down on running and did things like spinning and the x-trainer when I got the bulk of the pain down.
Since they have recovered (touch wood!) the arch on my left foot has started to ache. Its worse when I wear flat shoes and trainers do seem to help, but don't stop it. I think that I have especially high arches (snd yes I over prontate as a result), trainers were great for about a month- wearing them my shin/calf pains went away so they were def a wise buy (Asics) but now the arch thing has started to really ache. I had to walk home on the side of one foor this evening! Madness!!
What to do? I can't afford a new pair of trainers right now, and arch support insoles seem to be arounf the £30 mark!! I can't afford that! I don't want to wear out my trainers by wearing them just for day to day stuff, are there any exercises I can be doing? I have been practising pointing and flexing my toes with my legs flat out in front of me, hoping that will help build some arch muscles, this is the only thing I can think of doing.
I am a bit stuck with this one- I don't want it to get worse and I think that aside from my irritation with the past 2 years of shin pain, that infact it could be related, maybe the lack of arch support in previous trainers made my calves work overtime, maybe now they are slightly stronger and the arch is paying the price for taking the brunt of it as the calves have started to work more efficently now? Just a guess.
Any advice is very much appreciated!