Advice on running shoes with Osteoarthritis in both feet

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Hi I have osteoarthritis in both my feet, i am 48 years old and am about to embark on my first charity run, apart from wearing suitable footwear on a daily basis along with insoles provided by podiatry can anyone help with advice on suitable trainers for this run please ?  

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    I have many many issues with my feet. I found that there are speciality shoes for OA.

    I wear shoes for arthritis and I have found them to be a major comfort and pain relief.

    There are many online to choose from its a matter of finding what works for your needs.

    I tried shots in my feet, acu puncture, u name it. Even custom arches..Silicone liners.

    The shoes was the best and easier on my OA. joints. Like waliking on soft sand. I walked thru Yellowstone National Park trails covered 3 states here in the US . AS well as Las Vegas. Without the shoes it would not have been possible.

    Take a peek at what's online and give them a try. They are designed to take the pressure off the areas of the feet and walk better.

    I wish I had known about these shoes earlier. I could have saved a lot of years of pain and more damage to my feet.

    Just thought I'd mention what helped me. I hope they can help u too!


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    Firstly Tinkerbell - how very brave of you to do this when you have OA in your feet.  I really admire you for trying.  The best bet is just to lessen impact so whatever shoes you wear make sure that your feet are well cushioned either by the shoes themselves (many specialist running shoes have impact resistant soles) or by gel inserts.  You may find as I do that by the time you use the orthotics provided by the podiatrists there's very little room for putting anything else inside the shoe, so probably finding a specialist running shoe with specific sole design to reduce impact might be easier - although likely to be very expensive sadly.
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      Thank you so much for your kind words they are appreciated. Yes cushioning is of the utmost importance haven't tried the gel inserts so that is something new. Definately worth looking at thanks

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