Shin split due to Shoes

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by Sreeram, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Sreeram

    Sreeram Professional

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    when i play with a shoe for more than 5 months my shin hurts. And i find it very difficult to even walk. If i change my shoes it will disappear and appear again after 5 months. I think it is a problem with the cushioning getting damaged easily in 5 months. This takes away the lateral support and hence this problem. I use a very tough insole for releiving me from Shinsplit and get better lateral support. Let me know your views on this.
     
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  2. fuzz nation

    fuzz nation Legend

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    As far as I know, we can't expect any sort of decent performance from the cardboard insoles that come with most tennis shoes. Typical aftermarket insoles you can get at the store are usually superior, even if they're not a custom orthodic that's made for your foot.

    I became a believer when I had to do something about some serious tendonitis in my ankles back in high school. I picked up a set of heel inserts (maybe Sorbothane) and was back to 100% in only a few days. Recently I've done fine with my Asics Gel Game 2's, but if I have any issues down the road, I won't hesitate to get a half-decent pair of insoles.
     
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  3. Sreeram

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    I have got an insole that is specific for my running style. I got it some 8 months back. Do you think even an after market insole will get worse in 8 months?
     
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  4. 813wilson

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    WOW!! That's gotta hurt! Your shin actually splits....?

    Sorry, couldn't resist. Are you playing a lot on hard courts? How many hours per week of tennis are you playing?

    You may want to try a softer in sole. I read this as you currently use an after market sole.

    Maybe you should just plan on a 5 month shoe life.....
     
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