When it comes to preventing lower leg chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) the Pose Running Technique strongly recommends landing with a non-heel strike, such as a forefoot strike. Why should this be a high priority? Landing towards the front part of your foot when you run naturally reduces a high brake (collision) force which in turn may help prevent lower leg intramuscular pressure buildup (a risk factor for CECS), thereby potentially stopping CECS from starting in the first place as compared with heel strike running. Read more here about how heel strike running may directly cause CECS and how forefoot running paired with the Pose Running Technique can effectively bring full resolve to the 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.