Would changing gait pattern decrease your likelihood of running injuries?
Are runners less injury-prone trekking barefoot than in pricey running shoes? Maybe, according to a new literature review in the March issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Advances in running shoe technology in the last 40 years have not reduced injuries, but racing ‘barefoot’ in shoes with minimal cushioning could help runners change their strides and landing patterns to prevent repetitive heel pain and stress fractures.
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