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Are arch supports good for running?

Asked 3 years ago

Whenever I go running, I get shin splints. A companion of mine told me that I should get arch supports in my shoes to prevent that from happening. Is this true?

Hosea Machio

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Yes! Orthotics or arch support can assist reduce the load on the Achilles tendon and help prevent future injuries. During walking and running, it can reduce ankle internal rotation and eversion. Shock-absorbing insoles can alleviate shin pain and help avoid medial tibial stress syndrome. According to studies and research, arch support can do assist to prevent injuries up to a certain degree, but it can certainly aid with pain management and recovery. Proper custom orthotic shoes should be considered first taking into account their structural parameters and loaded heel to toe ratio and of course fit

Taj Schlebusch

Taj Schlebusch

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Arch supports do make a huge difference. Whenever I run, I can feel the muscle in my shin (tibialis anterior muscle) pulling, and I almost immediately have shin splints.

But, if I'm wearing shoes with arch support, I don't feel anything.

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