ASICS Gel Resolution 5 - knee Pain

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  1. Tennis_Monk

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    I bought GR5 15 days ago. Prior to this i used GR3--probably my fav shoe ever.

    I love the GR5 so far. Fit was a lil tighter than GR3.

    My biggest issue is that every time i played with GR5, i developed Knee pain. It happened enough times that it isnt a coincidence. I am considering ordering a higher size (would they exchange--i ordered it from TW) OR may be try changing INSOLES and see if that helps. May be it goes away after some breaking.

    Anyone had similar experience with ASICS or any other shoes?
     
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  2. Boredsurfer

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    Insoles will solve this almost immediately - you'll see. I use Superfeet - others are good too. Just make sure you find a store that knows what they are talking about re: fitting. Good Luck.
     
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  3. 3fees

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    humm , No for less money than GR5's as well, throwing more money at the problem is not an answer, contact asic maybe the insole is defective, for that much money the insole and shoe comfort should be primo to say the least.
     
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  4. Sumo

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    Stock insoles are garbage. How could those be the problem?
     
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  5. Tennis_Monk

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    Thank you for your suggestions. I am trying all of the options. Wrote back to Asics, TW. I am also getting some Insoles (should be here some time today). I have a match on Monday and should be a good test.

    I agree with 3fees. I paid a ton of money for this shoe and i dont need to buy Insoles for what appears to be something with shoe. I dont use Insoles in my other shoes and i do just fine.
     
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    I got shin splints with my new pair GR3s last year when I was breaking them in. After the pain went away the shoes broken in they were great. I tried the GR4 NOOSA but they were not wide enough. I'm holding out for new GR5s when they come out with a color I like (orange, NOOSA? Please..)
     
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    I believe that compression prevents the build up of fluid in the knee joint, these fluids causes inflammation and may also lead to infections, making the affected joint tender to the touch. Compression bands like jumper's knee can be acquired at almost any store. Ice packs or hot water bags may also be used to reduce the swelling and pain..And plz avoid pain killers !!
     
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    Only if you have pre existing arch or foot issues. I only ever wear stock insoles and have never had any problems with any brand.

    OP- never had this. I find the GR5s the comfiest tennis shoes I've worn, they're just not tough enough in the upper for me to use on HC.
     
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  9. Fintft

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    I tried my GR5s for the first time yesterday and while I had some knee pain (an older injury), it remains to be seen if it was the shoe or the hard courts...

    On the other hand, I found the shoe kinda narrow and tall with maybe not enough lateral stability...Although very fast/light, it reminded me more of Vapors then CBs or Barricades.
     
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  10. Fintft

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    No more knee pain.
    We'll have to see how things develop in time with the shoes, fingers crossed.
     
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    GR5s

    i disagree, all tennis shoes stock insoles are really worthless
    you can have an expensive $130 shoe, but they put a $.05 insole in it
    to cut costs.
    doesnt matter which brand, they all use very cheap insoles.
    i always get a sorbathane or superfeet insoles replacements
    its worth the $30-40, as the doctors visits and PT involved in your recovery
    from knee and shin pain usually costs more in time and copayment

    z
     
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  12. Fintft

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    Myself, I got pains in the balls of my feet; now I don’t know if it’s the new GR5s or playing indoors (will have to test again the CBs 4.3 indoor to make sure it’s the shoes).

    When you guys replace the original insoles, aren’t you afraid that new one might move? (I got some gels ones that I’ve never used).
     
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  13. SCRAP IRON

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    What kind of knee pain are you experiencing?
     
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  14. Fintft

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    ^^^^^
    The balls of my left foot would hurt even when walking after last Saturday's match. It got better and last night I've played again for the first (after only serve practice since), but I've gone back to using my CB's 4.3.
    I got a couple of ladder matches this weekend and then I'll try to switch back to Asics GR5, see if it makes a difference.
    It wasn't anything that I remember happening during the actual match, just in pain afterwards (my guess is that it was related to split stepping aggresively and of course being 220 lbs at 6'2").
     
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    I use sofsole Athlete Air insoles in my G5's. I have flat feet so my ankles and knees are always moving and can get sore. The insoles make a world of difference.
     
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    I also have flat feet and was thinking about trying my gel insoles - just reluctant, I guess, to unglue, the original ones that came with the shoes...
     
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  17. Chas Tennis

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    I change the insoles when I buy new shoes. I have never seen them glued in.

    I change them because I noticed that the factory insoles on my older shoes always thinned out, say, at the toes. The insoles that I buy have not done that and last well.
     
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  18. Fintft

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    ^^^
    You are right, they don't seem to be glued in.
    As I couldn't find my gel insoles, I went and bought Dr. Schooll's ones only for the balls of the feet- will try them tomorrow during a match.
     
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    insoles

    When you guys replace the original insoles, aren’t you afraid that new one might move? (I got some gels ones that I’ve never used).[/QUOTE]

    ff

    you do have to find a particular insole that fits your shoe

    personally, for the addidas B6, i use a sorbathane, mainly for
    shock absorbsion and comfort, this shoe is so heavy and stiff, the lateral support is outstanding, downside for me, heavy and slow
    for my asics GR4s and GR5s, i use green superfeet, they have a plastic
    stiffner in the insole, as i am concerned with the lateral support
    my GR4s are so worn out laterally, that they feel like bedroom slippers
    so the insole give me the lateral support.
    my GR5s are new, so maybe i dont need the lateral support, but i put them
    in anyway.

    there are a lot of good insoles

    i am 5'9" 158#, but still i am concerned, as here in CA, its all hardcourts, and as i am not as young as i use to be
    without the insoles, i am sure that i might start to develop knee pain

    z
     
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  20. Torres

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    The GR line isn't really a comfort shoe - its performance orientated. That said, its very unlikely that the shoe of itself is causing a knee injury - its improbable than you go from 100% knee to pain in the knee within 15 days. What's more likely is that you may have been on the borderline of knee pain occurring already and the change of shoe has simply tipped you over the edge.

    I'd try some impact reducing insoles such as Sorborthane or a softer, more comfort orientated shoe eg. the blue Babolat ones (like wearing sponges on your feet). Bear in mind that with the Sorbothane insoles, you'll need a roomier shoe and they do add weight.
     
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  21. Chas Tennis

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    Knee pains are a warning. Maybe something is wrong with your posture, especially of the hip area muscles.

    I played tennis for years but my gluteus medius was weak. Tested with the Trendlendberg test.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trendelenburg's_sign
    Needs a medically trained specialist for diagnosis and treatment with physical therapy.
     
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  22. Fintft

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    ff

    you do have to find a particular insole that fits your shoe

    personally, for the addidas B6, i use a sorbathane, mainly for
    shock absorbsion and comfort, this shoe is so heavy and stiff, the lateral support is outstanding, downside for me, heavy and slow
    for my asics GR4s and GR5s, i use green superfeet, they have a plastic
    stiffner in the insole, as i am concerned with the lateral support
    my GR4s are so worn out laterally, that they feel like bedroom slippers
    so the insole give me the lateral support.
    my GR5s are new, so maybe i dont need the lateral support, but i put them
    in anyway.

    there are a lot of good insoles

    i am 5'9" 158#, but still i am concerned, as here in CA, its all hardcourts, and as i am not as young as i use to be
    without the insoles, i am sure that i might start to develop knee pain

    z[/quote]

    I'll have to look for Sorbathane, but some older gel insoles in the GR5s still caused me pain in the balls of my left foot (that I've first experienced about 10 days ago), during a ladder match (more like after it). I was also moving poorely, kindly unsteady/woobley, as witnessed even during rallying after the blow-out match (against me). I'm better off with the original insoles.
    I did play a short, one hour ladder match before the one above in the original GR5s insoles and that was ok(we got kicked out off the court though).

    Now each time I went back to CB's 4.3 (but for friendly matches, not ladder) and didn't have any more problems (actually I was feeling better the following day).
    I'm way heavier then you though, 220 lbs at 6'2".
     
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