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….
Credible evidence suggests that heel striking when running is most likely the reason you have an injured Achilles tendon.
Elastic therapeutic tape is used to improve gait efficiency in heel strikers, however implementing forefoot running maximizes elasticity of the leg far better.
What is the proper way to run? Heel strike or forefoot strike?
Before I discovered forefoot running, I was a heel strike runner, but my problem with heel striking was my long list of injuries that just would not go away. I tried everything: buying thicker cushioned running shoes to running on softer surfaces, such as a treadmill or grass, but none of this worked.
High arches are a greater risk factor for knee and shin pain in heel strike running than in forefoot running.
2 tips that go hand-in-hand on how to help hip pain from running.
Making a simple change in your ankle kinematics when running can banish your shin splints for good.