Friday, January 8, 2010

Running shoes may cause damage to knees, hips and ankles, new study suggests

There is growing thought that running shoes, or how we tend to change our stride when we run in running shoes, may be causing running injuries. This study indicates that running shoes do support our feet well, but that they lead to increased torque on higher joints like knees and hips.
Think about your running stride. Do some drills where you pretend that you are running barefoot - how does that change your stride? Move more towards that technique - typically a quicker, lighter cadence with your foot hitting the ground right under your center of gravity. Stop striking the ground in front of your belly button and quicken that cadence!

Running shoes may cause damage to knees, hips and ankles, new study suggests

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