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October 8, 2008 10:49 AM
Hi all

I've had problems with my feet all my life (flat feet, had inserts for a while)
My feet haven't bothered me in ages, but when I try to do the treadmill at any incline (above 1.5) it causes extreme pain in my hip, knee, foot...
It's the only form of cardio that I do (treadmill is in my home), since I don't belong to a gym...any thoughts??

Thanks, kim
October 8, 2008 11:01 AM
It may be your shoes.... I had the same problem as you. I learned the best time to go shoe shopping is really after a workout, because your feet tend to swell, so you will get the best fit that way. I only have a Wal-Mart in my area and bought a pair of Dr. Scholls walking shoe. I haven't had any problems since then.(My walking workout includes a lot of hills...I live in the mountains!) Good luck to you.
October 8, 2008 11:54 AM
If it is your shoes ... go to a shoe store that specializes in running shoes. I am not talking big box store (i.e., ****s, etc). Find a local running store. Those people know shoes and feet! You may pay a little more ... but your feet and body will thank you.
October 8, 2008 3:01 PM
You may want to bring this up to your doctor... especially if it's something ONLY happening while using an incline... it could be putting stress on a nerve or an area that needs to be checked out.... especially since you used the word "extreme." If it hurts that bad:
A.) don't do it
B.) ask your doctor (or even better, ask a doctor who specializes in bones/joints... orthopedics)


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