Hi - yes, deadly dull I know but I'd be grateful to hear people's views on orthotics if poss (mainly of the "do they help" variety). I got a knee injury about 10 months ago which knocked my running out for several weeks, probably an impact injury from overtraining for a half marathon (a bad case of enthusiasticus beginneritus) as the response from my GP was "some people can run, some people can't - if it happens again, you can't!" and my sports physio couldn't find any damage apart from the usual creaky knee stuff, however during treatment took to peering closely at my shoes & suggested giving orthotics a go, despite not finding any real evidence of pronation etc or that my running style was particularly wacky. It seems quite an expensive way of giving something a go, so I just wondered if anybody else found it helpful? I'm doing the usual stuff like sorbothame insoles, fish oils, glucosamine, leg-muscle-strengthening exercises & cross-training such as swimming/cycling/hill-climbing etc and am being super-sensible in increasing my speed/distance & endurance running training, however would dearly love to conquer half & full marathons & reply to an invitation to join the local Harriers without feeling I'd be asking too much of my knee. Knee is holding up fine at mo' on 10k's bar the occasional warning twinge or stiffening in last 1/2 mile if I start to get carried away (triggers immediate stop & rest up for a day or two). Have orthotics transformed anybody's life please or do the army of gammy-knee-ites have any handy tips? Thanks!