Sunday, February 23, 2014
Today is my first day with the orthotics. So far my foot is not really happy
The arch in my Right foot has fallen a bit. I'm not flat footed, but it's fallen enough the physiotherapists feel that might be what's causing my runners knee in my right knee. I am going to see an podiatrist on March 7. In the meantime, a friend recommended trying these. They cost much less than a custom orthotic, so I figured why not.
I'm only supposed to keep it in for 1 hour of my first day. No problem there.
My left foot feels okay. It's different - support in area's I'm not really used to having support on. But it doesn't feel bad.
My Right foot it's a different story. I feel the support - that's not bad. But I've got a mild ache towards the back of my arch.
I'm hoping it's an adjustment thing - that my foot has to re-learn how it feels to be in the right position. So I'm not giving up. I'm just going to be really careful to not cause back spasms with these things.
At this point, I'm thinking I definitely won't be training with these any time soon.
I took them off after the 1hour. It's definitely a change. I have some twinges in my knee, hip, and even shoulder (my knee and shoulder are being treated by the physiotherapist). Not exactly pain, but if these were a new pair of shoes, I wouldn't buy them based on these twinges.
Here's hoping it goes well tomorrow too.