I have suffered for the whole of last season and still now with constant lower leg pain mainly in the ankles and shins.
I originally thought it was caused by simple overpronation as I went to a podiatrist and was told that I over pronated badly and had very tight calves and hamstrings. I got some decent orthotics over a year ago now (they were made by taking a cast of my feet, not just generic ones) and have concentrated on stretching and flexibility a lot.
My flexibility has improved a great deal but I still have the ankle & shin pain, especially when linking hard sessions together. After a bit more research I thought I had posterior tibialis tendonitis as all the symptoms were spot on to what I experienced i.e pain behind the knob of my ankle, very tender inner shins, sore arch of foot after longer running. So I started doing lots of strengthening exercise (been doing them for 2 weeks now) but I am still suffereing.
Also my coach keeps telling me about how much my feet are turned out when I land, as when I stand with my feet straight forward me knee’s turn in so it is very difficult for me to run with my foot landing straight out in front of me.
The more I read up the more confusing it gets, I could have externally roatated femurs, weak hip muscles, tight hip muscles etc etc….!!
Does anyone have any experience or have this themselves as whatever I do doesnt’t seem to help and I would like to know what it feels like to actually run without pain! I see loads of people walking with their feet splayed so it must be a relatively common thing…
Thanks for your help