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Late last year I went and got fitted for orthotics from a sports med podiatrist. I ran with these orthotics all winter. During this time I suffered from ITBS. I would tell the Dr. and his reply was that I needed to run less. I didn't like that reply and just stuck it out. This spring the pain got to bad to continue running so I ran without them. I felt pretty good and the ITBS vanished. However, the reason I got orthotics to begin with reared it's ugly head. While running, I collapsed my arch and tore my Plantar Fascia. This time I went to a Sports Med Chiropractor that came highly recommend. After a short examination he discovered the problem, besides having "duck" feet, which cause me to overpronate, my left leg is about 1/4" shorter than my right. He fitted with custom Vasyli orthotics right on the spot (last time I had to wait 8 weeks! and these are 1/4 the cost). I ran in them last night, pain free even with a torn PF! The length difference in my legs is what was causing the ITBS.

I just wanted to share this in case anyone else is having similiar problems out there.

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That is truly amazing! I've been trying to get Mr. Airehead in to get fitted, but he hasn't been able to go.

Congrats on finding a health professional that listened to you.

:dance2: on the pain-free run!!!!
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