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.
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.
Forefoot running reduces compartmental syndrome by encouraging a favorable foot strike position resulting in less ankle dorsiflexion, higher step rate, lower ground reaction force, and adequate weight shift transfer on the foot.
Researchers developed a model explaining how heel strike running can result in a shattered femur.
Virtually any runner who runs with a heel strike, is at a significant risk of injury as compared with runners who use a forefoot strike landing….