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.

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