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after about six months of running I developed shin splints and had to stop running for a couple of months. I then went to a Physio, who had some orthotics made up for me. (the soft variety, somewhat thicker than an insole.) The relief was almost instantaneously. This was the only time I got some quantifiable benefits from a physio.
I was at the recent marathon Expo in dublin, and talked to this lady who had a stall there selling "foot correctors". I am toying with the idea of having some of them fitted in an effort to alleviate the pain and discomfort in my toes, when I am running.
has anyone any experience of these? If I get these fitted and take out the old orthotics , will the shin splints return?
Also, they are quite pricey (€350), which would be a worthwhile investment if the issue was sorted, but would obviously be a waste of money if not

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Paul,
Hasn't it been suggested in one of your earlier threads that the numbness in your foot may be 'referred' from an irritation of your sciatic nerve?

What is a 'foot corrector' is this another term for an orthotic?
 

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I got the impression from replies I received that the toes thing might be a separate issue.
regarding the foot corrector, they did'nt look like the orthotic that I currently have installed, and were made from a rigid plastic.
 

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I'd look into it a bit further before replacing your orthotic. You obviously need to get a proper professional opinion (rather than rely on an internet diagnosis) but usually numbness and pins & needles it usually nerve related and given that you have been getting sciatic type pains down the back of your leg there could be some connection. I sometimes suffer with numbness in my heel on my left side but since my piriformis has settled down I've not had the numbness.
 

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It might be that your orthotics need an adjustment. Just a thought but my custom made orthoses were designed (as wellas to correct my pronation) but also to make sure my metatarsals were in the correct alignment.
 
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