More research shows running-related chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is directly connected to heel strike running. In many cases, heel strike running was found to spark higher-than-normal levels of the ground reaction force which in turn caused the lower leg to be heavily bogged down with increases in intramuscular pressure, making CECS a looming problem. Read more here!
BSc Neurobiology; MSc Biomechanics candidate, ultra minimalist runner & founder of RunForefoot. I was a heel striker, always injured. I was inspired by the great Tirunesh Dibaba to try forefoot running. Now, I'm injury free. This is why I launched Run Forefoot, to advocate the health & performance benefits of forefoot running and to raise awareness on the dangers of heel striking, because the world needs to know.