Do orthotics work?

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Jan 2017
11:16am, 12 Jan 2017
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becca7
Welcome to Fetch TinaJC. Great that they have worked for you.
Jan 2017
11:18am, 12 Jan 2017
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TinaJC
I have high arches that collapse then I walk/run. I have hypermobility syndrome and this has caused my knees to turn in and painful hips.

I was prescribed orthotics as since I started running I have been getting ankle pain. Anyway they have been amazing. My knees and hips are also improving! !
Jan 2017
11:20am, 12 Jan 2017
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Chrisull
Carbs aren't bad. Ross Tucker of SportsScientists.com on the carbs debate and the unhealthy religious like zeal that has taken it over:

sportsscientists.com

It seems to be genetically determined how well you can adapt to just burning fat (such as TDF rider Romain Bardet), or whether you suffer on this as many seem to. The studies seem to be swinging against low carb ones for athletes, here's a study for you:

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

And yes refined carbs are not good for you, but that doesn't suddenly make Atkins great does it, or carbs causing everything from alzheimers to cancer and autism. There will be a doctor along soon to back me up (I hope).
Jan 2017
11:28am, 12 Jan 2017
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macca 53
how did we manage to be discussing the benefits (or otherwise) of both carbs and orthotics in the same thread?? :-o
Jan 2017
11:57am, 12 Jan 2017
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Wobbling
Its pure Fetch Macca
Jan 2017
12:19pm, 12 Jan 2017
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macca 53
I'm not wondering if *someone* could make an orthotic out of Hydroxyethyl cellulose (carb) - similar to what's used in wallpaper paste, and gelatine (hyrolysed protein) and compare their benefits :)
Jan 2017
1:43pm, 12 Jan 2017
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Chrisull
Coz someone said that they read a link and then doubted its advice given the author went off on one about carbohydrates being bad, and then someone else said they were bad... (which they are not..try living without them!)

Anyway back to orthotics... as you were.

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