Posted on Aug 3, 2021
SSG Carlos Madden
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This question is aimed at the Airborne, running and rucking community since I know knee issues are common, but anyone with any advice please feel free to answer...
Long story short is that I'm getting older and my knees are starting to feel it. Sometimes I'm walking and I get intense pain in my knees that cause me to limp. I've been eating "ranger candy" almost everyday in the past week and I'm scheduling a doctors visit to get it looked at. My guess is a lot of it has to do with footwear. What civilian shoes have been "prescribed" to you to address knee problems and/or alleviate knee pain? Not specifically running or rucking shoes, but just everyday shoes.
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CSM Charles Hayden
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SSG Carlos Madden Podiatrists can observe your ‘walk’ and prescribe custom Orthotics that might relieve your knees. Custom orthotics WILL alter your gait and must initially be used carefully, a few hours at a time.
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SSG Carlos Madden prior to my knee replacements I received injections in both knees that would last about 6 months... had the injections for years.
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1SG Steven Imerman
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I have ankle problems as well as knee problems (much alleviated by a R knee replacement 15 months ago). Archmolds inserts (follow the directions to get a perfect fit) and Irish Setter Wingshooter boots, I have them in both 6 and 8 inch heights, work wonders for me. Irish Setter is a brand name of Red Wing Boots, and neither they nor the Archnmolds are particularly cheap, but they are well worth it. I wear the boots anytime I'm off pavement, which is as much of the time as I can get away from the "honey-dos."
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