What Foot Strike Causes Shin Splints?

Heel Strike Running Causes Bone Pain

29/04/2024 Bretta Riches 0

Unlike forefoot runners, heel strike runners have the highest  risk of abnormal bone loading and strain, and therefore bone injury, because regardless of thick shoe cushioning, heel strike running always produces the highest amounts of the vertical ground reaction force (high burst in prolonged collision impact) and peak accelerations (opposing forces on the bones).

Ankle Dorsiflexion

How to Train Yourself to Not Heel Strike When Running

24/04/2024 Bretta Riches 3

The best starting place to avoid heel striking when running is to avoid lifting the front of your foot back upon and at landing, rather learn to relax the front of your foot and let it fall to the ground so that you can actually land directly on the balls of your foot.

Is It Bad To Wear Running Shoes as Everyday Shoes?

Cushioned Running Shoes Found to Be Bad for Ankles

23/04/2024 Bretta Riches 1

It turns out, cushioned running shoes are bad for your ankles! A new study finds thick cushioned running shoes with a large heel flare increases the risk for ankle injury by increasing inappropriate ankle movements at touchdown and results in higher initial joint pronation. Even worse, these shoes also caused the highest touchdown velocity of the heel, the highest vertical impact force peaks and the highest maximum vertical loading rate as compared with minimalist shoes.

Heel Lifts Increase Injury in Runners

Heel Lifts Increase Injury in Runners

16/04/2024 Bretta Riches 0

Collective research has found heel lifts have no preventive effect on damaging heel pressures and peak forces on the Achilles in heel strike runners. The good news is, all that may be needed to prevent heel and Achilles injury in running is to avoid heel striking altogether and adopt a forefoot strike landing because there’s consistently little to no impact at the heel, while doing more to stabilize the Achilles tendon.

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