Does Heel Striking Cause Hip Pain?

Does Heel Striking Cause Hip Pain?

The reason heel striking when running is grinding on the hips is it was found to cause unstable motions of the foot during stance which transfers more rotational stress and bending strain up the leg and into the hips as compared with forefoot running. 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