Forefoot Running May Prevent Lower Leg Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome

Forefoot Running May Prevent Lower Leg Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome

If you run consistently into trouble with chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS), you might be able to get more done in fully resolving the condition with forefoot running! How? Most evidences to date suggest there are several things about forefoot running that makes it so effective at preventing CECS. For one, making initial ground-contact on the balls of the foot (forefoot strike), not the heel (heel strike) during running, seems to work best in keeping the ground reaction force (which is linked to causing the condition) within a safer range and may all that may be needed in greatly improving the odds of avoiding CECS for good! Read more here!

Bretta Riches

"I believe the forefoot strike is the engine of endurance running..."

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.
Bretta Riches