I need Professional Help

Hi folks, look.  I am at my wits end.

I tried getting back into running 3 years ago, but the pains in my knees put me off again.  I started up again running on a grass track following a half marathon training program.  But the knee pain is back.  I have had my gait checked twice, and both times they have told me i am a severe over pronator.  Outer edge of my foot strikes first, and then instantly rolls inwards.  My left foot being the worse.

I bought some CurrexSole RunPro Med. to see if they would help in my New Balance 1226, but honestly they've made matters worse.  I find them exceptional in my walking boots, but not running with them.

I am all for buying a new pair of shoes next week if its going to help.  I've used http://www.activinstinct.com/shoeguide and it says i should be running in a neutral shoe.

So what's it going to be, a shoe like mine for over pronators, or a neutral shoe?


  • booktrunkbooktrunk ✭✭✭

    Finds friend with neutral shoes n borrow em for a run? Or go to sweatshop where you can exchange for a different pair within two weeks, so can try a neutral if it doesn't work swap for an extreme over pronator like the asics gt3000 or similar? 

  • StiltsStilts ✭✭✭

    Either way, find some knee and hip strengthening exercises on Youtube etc and do them a couple of times a week, every week.  Works wonders image

  • Richard, if you are over pronating with your mid / forefoot you may want to try the Asics GT 3000. Exercises to strengthen the inside of your leg, as mentioned above, should form part of your routine too. Good luck. 

  • It's difficult for you to judge how your foot is hitting the surface when your on a run.  Plenty of running shops video your running action in-store and supply footwear that corrects pronation issues.  Avoid the £20 bargain stores and pay a bit extra for some specialist help. 

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