Anyone been to see a Sports podiatrist? - Couch to 5K

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Anyone been to see a Sports podiatrist?

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate

I’ve finally caved and booked an appointment for a week on Saturday. I’ve been having a terrible time with my feet the only way I can run or walk long distance without pain is to strap my feet up. I went for a walk with MrRfc yesterday and came back In agony. So I have a biomechanical gait analysis booked with a sports podiatrist. It is an hours appointment. I wondered if anyone has seen one before and could tell me the sort of thing to expect.

I have a feeling he will probably tell me I should of gone to see him sooner but really hope he doesn’t stop me running for a bit.

Have a great running week and look after yourselves in this heat.

Rfc x.

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sallenson
sallensonGraduate

No. Thankfully. But no-one responded to your post and I felt sad for you. So have a little hug anyway... xxx

Hello, I haven't been for one but last time I got new shoes somebody was having what seemed to be a really in depth gait analysis and I thought they must be trying to deal with a specific problem. They were well into it when I went in and still going strong when I left. At one point the girl was running on a treadmill. So I don't really know but imagine it is something like that or some kind of scanning. Hope they can sort something out for you.

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate in reply to ancientrunner

I’m hoping so, I guess they can tell a lot about your feet in an hour. Fingers crossed they can sort me out.

wallruns
wallrunsGraduate

I went to a podiatrist, although not advertised as a sports podiatrist he does work with the local football team.

Anyway he asked loads of questions, watched how I walked and ran. Diagnosed plantar fascitis. I then got acupuncture, my feet strapped in kt tape, some insoles and exercises to do. My feet began to feel much better within a few days. I had a few follow up appointments.

Hope this helps. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate in reply to wallruns

That’s sounds positive, I mean about the feeling better rather than the plantar fasciitis. Thank you, hopefully they can sort me out.

mrrun
mrrunGraduate

Something similar and not because of your exact symptoms but l had issues with my feet because of which (I’m convinced) l had two bad injuries when I took up running. They analysed my gait, my feet and movement, custom cut my insoles and picked my running and walking sport shoes and that transformed my movements.

I genuinely wish you have the same experience!

All the best!

Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate in reply to mrrun

Thank you that sounds great and possibly given our locations I might be seeing the same person so that would be amazing if I get a similar result. I guess regardless of the cause we all want the same outcome.

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