The impact loads of heel strike running may increase compartment pressure in the foot-ankle complex which may persist as pain and injury as compared with forefoot running.
Heel strike running may prevent the calves from being used more effectively as shock absorbers which may not only increase calf loading, but may amplify impact to other areas of the leg as compared with forefoot running.
Forefoot running may prevent tibial fracture by reducing opposing forces on the shins as compared with heel strike running.
Heel strike runners who suffer shin splints may benefit from switching to forefoot running because it was found to demonstrate the strong positive effect of easing physical strain off the shins, especially at faster running speeds.
2 ways landing with a forefoot strike can prevent hip pain after running.
It’s becoming more well-established that forefoot running may be the leading way to abolish your runner’s knee pain.
Forefoot running may be more economical because it may enhance spring loading in the Achilles tendon, potentially increasing spring energy which is directly related to enhanced running economy.
One sure way to weaponize your forefoot running mechanics is to lean slightly forward because it may help you sustain faster running speeds more economically, and safely!
More evidence supports the idea that forefoot running may do more to limit injury because there’s less all-around impact stress on the body as compared with heel strike running
Differences in pronation of the foot in forefoot running and in heel strike running and find out how pronation in forefoot running may be more controlled.