365Runners
Welcome to 365Runners! We are here because we all share a running addiction. Whether training for a first marathon, a new PR, a new race distance, or anything else... welcome!

To stop the banner ads, please register and login. Otherwise, please enjoy browsing as a guest.

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

365Runners
Welcome to 365Runners! We are here because we all share a running addiction. Whether training for a first marathon, a new PR, a new race distance, or anything else... welcome!

To stop the banner ads, please register and login. Otherwise, please enjoy browsing as a guest.
365Runners
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Does Foot Form Explain Running Injuries?

3 posters

Go down

 Does Foot Form Explain Running Injuries?  Empty Does Foot Form Explain Running Injuries?

Post  Ben Z Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:41 pm

Some evidence is starting to emerge that running on your forefoot, compared to heel-striking, may decrease your injury risk.

Link to the article (link to the study is in the article): http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/why-runners-get-injured/?ref=health

Key finding:

More interesting was the distribution of injuries. About two-thirds of the group wound up hurt seriously enough each year to miss two or more training days. But the heel strikers were much more prone to injury, with a twofold greater risk than the forefoot strikers.
Ben Z
Ben Z
Regular
Regular

Posts : 698
Points : 5295
Join date : 2011-06-15
Location : Bay Area

Back to top Go down

 Does Foot Form Explain Running Injuries?  Empty Re: Does Foot Form Explain Running Injuries?

Post  ounce Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:27 am

I would imagine the heel could be a result of all the discrepancies up the line in the body's effort to execute a stride. All the misalignments, results of time, growing up, developing, poor posture, and surgeries reaches the culmination of how the last part of the body touches the ground to propel us forward.

So, the heel is the point of attention due to injury, but can it really be assessed full blame?
ounce
ounce
Needs A Life
Needs A Life

Posts : 6481
Points : 18672
Join date : 2011-06-26
Age : 65
Location : houston

Back to top Go down

 Does Foot Form Explain Running Injuries?  Empty Re: Does Foot Form Explain Running Injuries?

Post  Mike MacLellan Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:49 am

I think you'll find a whole subculture - we call them 'barefoot runners' - who would say the evidence has been there for years. What a Face
Mike MacLellan
Mike MacLellan
Explaining To Spouse
Explaining To Spouse

Posts : 3191
Points : 9640
Join date : 2011-06-14
Age : 35
Location : Arlington, VA

https://www.facebook.com/mike.a.maclellan

Back to top Go down

 Does Foot Form Explain Running Injuries?  Empty Re: Does Foot Form Explain Running Injuries?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum