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Any suggestions for running pain due to flat feet?(3 posts)

Any suggestions for running pain due to flat feet?eciofi18
Apr 19, 2003 11:31 AM
I have very flat feet and lately when I've been running more than 3 miles I've been getting bad pains in the arch of my feet. Anyone know any way to help this? Thanks.
Here's an article from Runner's World. . .js5280
Apr 21, 2003 9:26 AM,1300,1-78-79-532,00.html

Their site is pretty good on all things running including injury. I'm no technical running expert but I do know that getting the right shoes fitted to your feet is of paramount importance to help prevent injury. I'd definitely recommend a high end/high service running store (e.g. Fleet Feet) to help select shoes and learn what types of shoes will work best for you in the future. It may cost more than the local bargin sports store but they know their stuff, can do strike analysis, and will help you stay away from injury. Good luck!
re: Any suggestions for running pain due to flat feet?rrjc5488
May 1, 2003 6:13 PM
Orthotics!! Im 15, and have a severe case of flat feet, i'd never be able to run more than half a mile before i got orthotics, now i can run 10+ miles without pain (except for soreness, as you'd expect from 10 miles) but i'd definately go visit the orthopedist and check 'em out, they work miracles. hope this helps!