Further thoughts on running with back pain

15 Mar 2020

Back in 2018, I wrote briefly about my experiences with running and back pain. Skip forward to August 2019, I got a custom-made pair of insoles, focussing on arch support. It took a couple of weeks to get used to them, but I've gone from having to be very careful regarding back pain and day-to-day life to a fully-functioning life.

This is so thorough that if I don't wear the insoles for a few days (being barefoot around the house, for example), my back can become problematic. Walking around with them in greatly helps resolve the issue.

TL;DR? If you have back pain, see if bespoke insoles can improve things.

Update, 2020-06-10

As a much cheaper, much more flexible workaround: elastic sleeves for the mid-foot. No long-term use, but they worked very well for a day:

https://footslove.com/product/%E2%9D%A4-plantar-fasciitis-compression-arch-support/

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