Long story short, I sprained my MCL in a freak jello wrestling accident this weekend. (Don't worry, it was unsweetened and I didn't eat any of the jello.) I've been considering purchasing a pair of VFFs (or a similar minimal shoe), and I was a little concerned about how the adjustment/transition would affect my training. Since I'm looking at a few weeks of physical therapy to retrain how I use my lower body, would this be a smart time to introduce new footwear as well? Or would I be better off finishing PT first, and looking at new shoes after I'm walking normally again?
More info: I'm a terrible heel pounder. The wear on the outsides of my shoes shows major supination. I've got issues with my shins and lower back that I was hoping I could alleviate by walking/sprinting smarter. Not sure if any of this contributed to the injury, but if I could make all the adjustments as part of the same process, that'd be pretty great.