What Foot Strike Causes Shin Splints?

What Foot Strike Causes Shin Splints?

29/01/2024 Bretta Riches 0

Because of the high injury rates, many injured heel strike runners are looking to forefoot running because consistent with the research, forefoot running naturally engages additional mechanical outputs that do a better job at sustainably reducing net forces not just on the shins, but also the knees, hips and lower back than heel strike running.

Barefoot Running and Shin Splints

Why Your Shins Hurt When Running Barefoot or in the Vibram FiveFingers

04/07/2023 Bretta Riches 0

Barefoot running actually prevents shin splints, overall, by enhancing the proper forefoot strike that’s more stable and less impact-intensive. However, temporary shin splints may arise in newbie barefoot runners simply because their leg strength is unconditioned, but the shin splints will fully resolve as soon as the legs adapt to the new running condition.

What Does a Forefoot Strike Look Like? (It's Not a Toe Strike!)

Forefoot Running is NOT Toe Strike Running

18/10/2022 Bretta Riches 0

Forefoot running all too often gets misconceived as toe strike running. Forefoot running and toe strike running are two different styles of running. Toe strike running involves landing too high up on the toes without letting the heel drop to the ground after landing, and is a major source of foot and shin injuries whereas forefoot running is not because its a much flatter strike angle, landing on the balls of the foot followed by the heel lowering down to the ground. In this way, impact pressure was found to spread best in a forefoot strike landing as compared with both toe striking and heel strike running.

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