Heel strike running may be a strong risk factor for Achilles injury because it may cause excessive heel movements that may put heavy loads and bending strain on the Achilles tendon as compared with forefoot running.
Since forefoot strike running is associated with greater Achilles tendon force compared to heel strike running, it is assumed that Achilles injuries are common running injuries suffered by forefoot runners.
Defining running related insertional Achilles tendinopathy, how its caused and to and no to treat it!
The Achilles tendon function in forefoot running is to absorb impact and store energy –both of which are impaired in heel strike running.
How heel strike running increases the risk of Achilles tendon repetitive strain injury as compared with forefoot strike running.
An inflamed Achilles tendon after running could mean that there are errors in your running form, particularly at the foot strike level.