Your doctor might recommend custom orthotics if you’re an athlete, and you happen to be pregnant.
When you get pregnant, you have lots of hormones going through your systems that can cause ligamentous laxity.
The reason that’s a problem if you’re a runner is that you have rapid weight gain during pregnancy. That weight combined with additional relaxation in your feet can accentuate mild foot problems and even cause deformities that persist later after the pregnancy is over with.
When does a pregnant runner need custom orthotics?
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I just got a call with a runner who had a question about neuroma treatment for somebody who likes to use minimalist shoes. And he had a really good question.
He said he went and saw another doctors who made a couple of recommendations, but he was a little concerned about the neuroma treatment options that were given to him.
Runners have to realize that runners are different. And I don’t think most runners should want to jump to a drastic neuroma treatment, especially not when the neuroma is first beginning.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about 3 Neuroma treatment considerations for minimalist runners.View Details »
Some runners become concerned that if they run in custom orthotics they may become weaker and unable to run without the custom orthotics working as a sort of crutch.
Theoretically, if you have been running for a long time with custom orthotics support your feet may be accustomed to, or in some sense even dependent upon that external stability and support.
The question is…do orthotics provide relief from symptoms only, or do they support you so much you could actually get weaker?
Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about how a runner can get from wearing conventional running shoes with custom orthotic inserts to running without orthotics in minimalist running shoes.View Details »
Do you really need custom orthotics if you’re a runner?
If you’re a runner and a doctor suggests custom orthotics, you may need orthotic inserts, but you may not. At least not forever. Many runners just need custom orthotic therapy for a short time to help heal an injury and keep running.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about whether or not you really need custom orthotics for running.View Details »