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.
An inflamed Achilles tendon after running could mean that there are errors in your running form, particularly at the foot strike level.
Which running style is better? Heel strike vs forefoot strike? Here’s an engineer’s perspective on why a forefoot strike is better than a heel strike.
Making improvements to your heel strike running form does not make running with a heel strike any safer.
Learn why heel strike runners may be more prone to lower back injury than forefoot runners.