Heel Strike Running and Persistent Ankle Pain

Heel Strike Running and Persistent Ankle Pain

24/02/2016 Bretta Riches 0

We’ve heard of runners knee being more common in heel strike running than in forefoot strike running, but heel strike runners have another injury to worry about and that is persistent ankle pain, especially when they run at faster running speeds. How do we know this?

Heel Strike Running

Body Can’t Absorb Impact in Heel Strike Running

11/02/2016 Bretta Riches 0

Another suggestion as to why heel strike runners are more likely to injure as compared with runners who use a forefoot strike, is that the human body does not have the anatomy or the physiology to fully absorb impact during the touchdown phase, also known as the impact phase of heel strike running.

Heel Strike Runners Run Harder on Any Surface

Heel Strike Runners Run Hard On Any Surface

09/02/2016 Bretta Riches 0

Before I discovered forefoot running, I was a heel strike runner, but my problem with heel striking was my long list of injuries that just would not go away. I tried everything: buying thicker cushioned running shoes to running on softer surfaces, such as a treadmill or grass, but none of this worked.

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