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 was found to increase rapid contractions in the anterior tibialis (the muscle that runs down the front of the shin) which was found to be a risk factor for shin splints as compared with forefoot running.
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.
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.
Researchers developed a model explaining how heel strike running can result in a shattered femur.
Virtually any runner who runs with a heel strike, is at a significant risk of injury as compared with runners who use a forefoot strike landing….