Jogging & Running/Wrong shoe after orthotics?
Greetings, Dr. Tsatsos...
Thank you for reading my question.
I am a 55-year-old female 5'2 weighing approximately 120 lbs.
I am a "novice" jogger, meaning about 10-15 miles tops per week.
Six years ago, I got a pair of orthotics made for me from a podiatrist. I no longer live in the area. He determined my ankles roll in (overpronate) and I have pretty low arches, and
this was causing some ankle joint pain/swelling after jogging.
I put them in a pair of Brooks Addiction 10 running shoes, which are motion control. I looked at the shoes today, and I see the heels are wearing on the outside (now underpronating), so I feel I am "over correcting" and need a different shoe. My question is would a neutral or stability (more stable, but less dramatic as what I have) shoe be best? I have had no ankle pain since using the orthotics, but I am concerned about other problems,
as I have osteoporosis, and I don't want stress fractures from this, etc.
This Orthopedic Chicago Podiatrist located in West Loop 60661,Roscoe Village 60618, Ukrainian Village 60622, Elmhurst 60126 & Bartlett 60103 says,
You get your eyes & teeth checked yearly. Get yourself re-evaluated for a new pair of orthotics-five years is a long tgime & your feet have changed. Ask for a running shoe recommend. A good orthotic should function best in a neutral shoe. Save your hard earned dollars & get a regular gym shoe without all the bells & whistles.A Board Certified Podiatrist with sports experience is your best bet. Also follow up with a physician on your osteoporosis--perhaps it's treatable with natural methods of diet & exercise.
Hope this helps & Good Luck
Dr George Tsatsos, Svetlana Zats, Dr Mariano Rivera, Dr Massard & Dr Kurtz
Chicago 60661, 60618 & 60622, Elmhurst 60126, Bartlett 60103 Podiatrists
Board Certified swimming or wearing a knee bin Foot and Ankle Surgery & Orthopedics
New South Loop Location-Chicago 60661
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