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I started running from scratch this summer and enjoyed it - after a couple of weeks I had worked myself up to 5km and was thinking about finding a 10km to work towards.
However I started noticing pain on the insides of my knee joints whilst running - this was only an annoyance at first but began to worsen. Eventually it was also noticeable when just walking around - even taking a few days off wouldn't really help.
I stopped running entirely and the problem went away. Having done some reading it's clear that I overpronate heavily - even just walking I move almost entirely on the insides of my feet and this is the case when running also, which may be a cause of the problem. However I don't have flat feet and actually have quite high arches.
I don't want to risk buying expensive tailored shoes or orthotics if there's a decent chance they won't help me - I'm also a bit hesitant to seek a GP's advice as I'm not sure how au fait they will be with running injuries and how to solve them whilst continuing running.
Does anyone have any advice?