I started running about 2 weeks ago. After a week I took one day off and the next day I tried running again and my left leg felt shorter than the other which made it really awkward to run. It didn't hurt but after a few days my legs started hurting especially at the knee making it difficult to bend. I wasn't wearing any proper running trainers when I ran and I felt like I put more pressure on my right leg. My right leg really hurts now and it's causing my left foot to roll inwards more making wearing shoes more awkward. I'm going doctors tommorow anyway but anyone got any advice
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One leg feels shorter that the other watch
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- 10-07-2016 20:39
- 12-07-2016 09:22
Could be that one side is tighter than the other, reducing range of motion. Try foam rolling. Also, I recommend getting some good running shoes that suit your gait. There are specialist running shops which will look at the way your feet land and can suggest an appropriate shoe.
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- 17-07-2016 23:47
I actually have one leg longer than the other, and a bunch of other problems with my feet and hips which make things difficult. They may send you to a podiatrist who may suggest orthotics to help you, or it may just be a case of getting some proper running shoes so you can be supported while you run. The problem could be something muscular too, so there's no way to tell over a forum post Hope all goes well!