Remember those ankle pains I used to get whenever I ran? Got my feet checked at a shop which specialises in orthopedic shoes and it was confirmed that I suffer from high arches in my feet, especially so in my right foot.
The definition of the high arch:
High arch is the opposite of flat feet. Highly arched feet are much less common than flat feet and more likely to be associated with an abnormal orthopedic or neurological condition. Neuromuscular diseases that cause changes in muscle tone may be associated with the development of high arches.
Unlike flat feet, highly arched feet tend to be painful because more stress is placed on the section of the foot between the ankle and the toes (metatarsals). Highly arched feet generally make it difficult to fit shoes. In addition, pes cavus generally requires foot support, and may cause significant disability.
Apparently, the symptoms include “foot length may be shortened because much of it is taken up in the arch (explains the shortness of my right foot), difficulty in fitting shoes and foot pain associated with walking, standing and running“. Ah hah!
Okay, time to pay The Running Lab a visit to get some insoles fitted into my shoes. Only problem is, their smallest size is a women’s 6 and I am a women’s 4. Well, we’ll see. Once we get those insoles fitted out, it’s time to prepare for this and this.
Toying with the idea of buying an iPod shuffle or nano to be my running mate. Oh, the vanity of it all.
Looking forward to a good run, Popartgirl and Cat!