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Thick cushioned running shoes with stability support may increase the risk of injuries because they may actually force the feet into extreme positions (hyperpronation) which may cause the ankles to work harder in keeping foot-steps steadied through the touchdown and stance phases of running. This increased mechanical work at the ankles may spill over onto multiple sites of the leg, like the shins and knees and may be a net contributor to many common running-related injuries, such as ankle sprains, shin splints and runner’s knee.
If you’re not making enough progress in healing your shin injury with forefoot running, try widening your step-width when you run as it was found to produce measurable effects in significnatly reducing pain-inducing tibial (shin) compression and tension stress.
A new study found the Vibram Five Fingers worked effectively at significantly reducing mechanical and impact loading off the knees and back in runners.
Foot aching when running can be triggered by many things, such as poor foot strength due to cushioned athletic footwear and inadequate biomechanics, such as heel striking.
I always see runners wearing a knee brace and they still look like they are in pain, so does a knee brace help runners at all?