What Foot Strike Causes Shin Splints?

What Foot Strike Causes Shin Splints?

29/01/2024 Bretta Riches 0

Because of the high injury rates, many injured heel strike runners are looking to forefoot running because consistent with the research, forefoot running naturally engages additional mechanical outputs that do a better job at sustainably reducing net forces not just on the shins, but also the knees, hips and lower back than heel strike running.

How Can I Run Without Injuring My Knees?

How Can I Run Without Injuring My Knees?

20/01/2024 Bretta Riches 0

What can a runner do to protect their knees? Research shows that heel striking and wearing a knee brace are the two biggest contributors to chronic knee pain and injury! As it turns out, heel strike running or running with a knee brace pushes many aspects of your stride mechanics out of neutral range, resulting in excessive impact on the shin and knee! This is why a knee brace is an imperfect solution because it comes with a heavy burden, whereas forefoot running is seen as a net positive, promoting reliable impact protection and more controlled stride mechanics necessary to preventing knee injury.


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Barefoot Running and Shin Splints

Why Your Shins Hurt When Running Barefoot or in the Vibram FiveFingers

04/07/2023 Bretta Riches 0

Barefoot running actually prevents shin splints, overall, by enhancing the proper forefoot strike that’s more stable and less impact-intensive. However, temporary shin splints may arise in newbie barefoot runners simply because their leg strength is unconditioned, but the shin splints will fully resolve as soon as the legs adapt to the new running condition.

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