After my meeting last week with a podiatrist and physio, the report is in. I am heavily over pronating. Which effectively means that my feet roll in and my arch collapses.
On top of new shoes, I am also doing exercises each day to help strengthen my feet. Plus I meet with my physio once week and she is trying to loosen my fascia (now forever referred to as my spider woman suit!) which we also think is a bit faulty. FYI, most painful process to loosen those buggers up – OMG it feels as though she is digging and tearing up my leg, and she is just rubbing a small area! Incredibly painful! I tried a mild anti-pronation shoe and with this, with the exercises, I have noticed a slight improvement although I still need better shoes and more physio.
Hopefully with these corrective measures my running will improve, and so will the pain in my calves and feet. Otherwise, I am still a happy plodder/runner – do any of you have feet problems? Other running injuries?