Discussing the evidence-based reasons heel strike running may predispose a runner to runners knee, shin splints and long bones injuries (tibial and femur fractures) as compared with forefoot strike running.
The impact loads of heel strike running may increase compartment pressure in the foot-ankle complex which may persist as pain and injury as compared with forefoot running.
Heel strike running was found to significantly increase vertical peak forces on the knee which may overload the joint, resulting in pain and stiffness as compared with forefoot running.
Heel strike running was found to increase rapid contractions in the anterior tibialis (the muscle that runs down the front of the shin) which was found to be a risk factor for shin splints as compared with forefoot running.
Heel strike running may be a strong risk factor for Achilles injury because it may cause excessive heel movements that may put heavy loads and bending strain on the Achilles tendon as compared with forefoot running.
Less effort devoted by the wobbling mass effect saves more energy in forefoot running than heel strike running.
From the start, adopting the Pose Running Technique (non-heel strike running style) can bring great outcomes in fully resolving and preventing chronic exertional compartment syndrome (throbbing lower leg pain during running) which is a condition that commonly plaques heel strike runners as compared with forefoot runners.