When it comes to preventing running-related chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS), landing with a non-heel strike, such as a forefoot strike landing should remain a high priority because landing on the balls of the foot (forefoot strike) naturally counters high brake-collision forces known to perpetuate CECS. This is how forefoot striking during running helps to alleviate intramuscular pressure buildup in the lower leg, thus prevents CECS as compared with heel strike running. Read more here about how heel strike running is the direct cause of CECS and how forefoot running, especially when paired with the Pose Running Technique, can effectively bring full resolve to the nagging, painful condition.
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.