>Running 101>outside foot pain
i just started getting into running and i found that i have a problem.
i noticed that the outside of my left foot has started to hurt kinda the abductor digiti minimi not really sure if that's actually whats wrong just giving a general area were the pain is coming from.
i looked at my old shoes and sure enough the outside of my left foot is more worn then my right, so i went and got an analyses done by a local she store and they video taped me running barefoot i can definitely tell that my left foot is striking more on the outside of the foot. it almost looks like i'm running pigeon toed on my left, my right looks normal nice and straight.
i'm having a lot of pain and don't really know what i should do. has anyone else had this issue.
i am new to this forum and actually never posted in any forum before but i thought you guys would know just as much as my doctor and probably more considering he asks me what i want to do about it when i tell him i have pain hoping he will get away easy prescribing some pain meds.
the pain it more torwards my pinky toe than my heel
The outside part of my left foot also hurts. But, it could be that my shoes are getting older and losing their cushioning. I have almost 500 miles on one pair that i'm going to retire and almost 400 on the other that is nearing retirement.
I do notice things start to hurt a littl emore with older shoes as i run on asphalt most of the time.
How old are your shoes?
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This might not help much, but something similar happened to me when I changed shoes a few months ago. I also land on the outside of my left foot and the first run or 2 in the new shoes hurt a bit. I almost took the shoes back but then I walked around in them all day and after another 5 miler, no more pain.
It always hurts or feels sore when you start running.
Asphalt / Concrete is also very hard surface to start on.
Landing on the outside of the feet is normal too.
From what you say I can infer that you do land on the middle of your feet which is good.
I would try a few things:
I hope this helps .
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