Running and Injuries
The Five Factors to Success in Running
- Biomechanics and fitness
- Psychological - visualise success
- Get the best running shoes you can afford and change them before they wear out
Good quality running shoes can make you run more efficiently and can help prevent injury. They must be light, breathable, have cushioning in the right places and must offer stability and shock absoprtion.
All sports shoes should be sport specific so always buy shoes applicable to the sport you play. If you run then buy running shoes.
Check your running shoes for signs of wear and replace them regularly. The life of a running shoe is anything up to 500 miles.
Orthotics for Running
Orthotics are insoles worn inside your running shoes to change the way you walk and run.
Wearing orthotics in running shoes:
- Reduces fatigue
- Means you will have less injuries
- Allows you to run more efficiently
If you wear orthotics in your running shoes, your shoes should be neutral. Running shoes are either neutral or have anti pronation control or anti supination control.
Get Custom made Running Orthotics
Make an appointment for a Gait Analysis assessment. Contact details to make an orthotic appointment.
Custom made Running Orthotics
Computerised Gait Analysis - helps determine the prescription for Custom Orthotics
|Buy Ready Made Running Orthotics
Ready made running orthotics are made in standard sizes, have standard rearfoot posting and arch support to help you control your foot motion. Recommended for running:
If you live in Kent and want to try the Superfeet insoles with your trainers I normally have these ones in stock.
You increase your risk of these injuries if you have biomechanical problems and don't wear appropriate running shoes and don't use orthotics.
- Arch pain
- Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
- Chronic blisters
- Shin splints
- Achilles tendonitis
- Back, hip, and knee pain
The following can exacerbate your problem:
- High mileage
- Camber on the road
- Running surface
Take this Test
- Do your ordinary shoes wear unevenly
- Are you uncomfortable when standing, walking or running
- Do you have knock knees or bow legs
- Do you have obvious foot problems (bunions, corns, flat feet, ingrowing toe nails, heel pain)
- Have you ever injured your knees, hips or back
The higher the number of yes's the more we can help
It is important to purchase the best running equipment you can afford. Running shoes should be replaced regularly.