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Flat feet!!!!

So I got to week 3, the introduction of the 3 minute run and I started to get some pains on the inside of my knees. (If you stand with your knees together it hurts where your knees touch).

Obviously I ignored this and put it down to many years of sedentary activity.

By the end of week 3 I’m in agony, kept awake with pain!

My ex husband is a podiatrist and he reckons that I’ve got flat feet, so should quit! (I knew I divorced him for a reason, the big quitter!)

So, I’ve decided instead to ask you guys for recommendations for insoles or tips, take a week off for the pain to go away, then do week 3 again.

Any flat footers got some advice for me please?

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runningshoesguru.com/conten...

This link gives ideas for the correct shoes...

Some good advice here too..

runnersblueprint.com/runnin...

We are not experts.. but there is some sound advice out there...so, maybe check with your GP...and using a sensible, self-care program and making sure your footwear is correct , you could be back on track:)

Never say never... I am sure there are folk on here with similar issues too :)

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Have you had your gait analysis done? I had hip pain and it’s been so much better since I got new trainers with supports inside to stop me pronating, Runners Need was where I went. Everything hurts to begin with. Start really slow. I have had extra days off to recover and also repeated runs and I am now feeling like I will definitely make it through to the end. Take it slow! Good luck.

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There’s one of those in Birmingham, I’ll go and see them! Thanks

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See a podiatrist................but not that one.

Gait analysis, carried out a specialist running shop, or physio should point you in the right direction.

Read the guide to the plan healthunlocked.com/couchto5... and follow the links to shoes.

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Don't worry...my hubby has fallen arches (flat feet). He rested for a week then had gait analysis at a proper running shop and got supportive running shoes for over pronation, as recommended by the knowledgeable staff, who are usually runners themselves.

He then carried on and graduated without any knee problems.

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Thanks! Running shop here I come!!

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Yup, I’m an overpronator, and having the right shoes makes such a world of difference.

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I have arranged to have a gait analysis on Monday 👍🏻

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