I'm still reading the book but have come across the section about minimalist footwear and how orthotics are like always needing to use a crutch. I am now very confused and wondering what to do in regards to getting a biomechanic analysis (I think my pelvis isn't sat right after a fall with a full cement mixer nearly a decade ago), what trainers should I buy and do I buy them to fit my insoles?
Please, if anyone has any answers, opinions, please let me know, I am overwhelmed by the opposing advice.
P.s. I have flat feet, always have but used to run barefoot as a child all the time with no issues. I stopped all exercise in my teens and started emotional eating (abuse at home, now an eating disorder) so I am probably morbidly obese. I got my gait analysed and they gave me motion control shoes which I hoped would stop the pain in my lower back (where I had torn ligaments and tendons) and the grinding pain where I felt like my thigh bone was grinding against my pelvis. So I stopped running and got custom orthotics. But I still have the pain- even while walking now. Which is in spite of upping my pilates and hip strengthening regime. I hate wearing shoes and always went for the cheapest sandals during the summer and could walk for hours in them over any terrain for hours, yet I was told that I was lying by the podiatrist because it would have been too sore and she wouldn't hear otherwise.
Gosh, sorry this has turned into such a long and rambling post. I guess you definitely have all the backstory