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So I've had on-off inner shin pain since last summer which took a while to track down. After eventually going to a podiatrist/orthotist to be fitted for orthotics, it turns out I have hypermobile joints causing 'over-stretching' similar to pronation and I also have collapsed medial arches.
It's more pronounced and also more painful on the right leg/foot than the left. I also notice my right leg isn't as strong and my right knee tends to waver in-the-way if I do squats.
So... Is there a chicken and egg situation going on here. Is it cause or effect? Is the knee thing causing the foot thing or is the foot thing causing the knee thing?
And are there exercises I can do with either to help alleviate the problems?
Are there any foot strengthening exercises out there? I've googled and found a lot of barefoot stuff (walking not running) - basically advice to get out of your shoes and go barefoot, but I go about barefoot a lot of the time already. I never wear high heels or tight shoes and I mostly wear trainers or Crocs.
Is hypermobility just something that is always going to cause muscle over-stretching?
Any advice would be great. Thanks in advance.