Injuries Caused by Running with a Heel Strike
Research has revealed the following running injuries caused by heel striking:
Another important point to mention is that heel striking is often necessitated by cushioned heeled running shoes. Click here to learn more on the adverse affects of such footwear. And, no matter how hard you try, there is no way to heel strike safely. Click here to find out why…
How Runners Can Reduce the Risk of Injury
Research has consistently found that forefoot running virtually eliminates the impact transient and is always useful in minimizing injuries to the lower extremity. Click here to see what a forefoot strike looks like and get started on running smartly.
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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.