Spare Your Knees When You Run

Researchers con­tin­ue to explore the pos­si­ble ben­e­fits of the fore­foot-land­ing run­ning style.

Here’s one of the lat­est find­ings:  fore­foot land­ing reduces the amount of stress on your knees and may help pre­vent run­ning-relat­ed knee prob­lems.

But there’s a price to pay for tak­ing the strain off your knees.  The extra load gets shift­ed to your Achilles ten­don and ankles.

The bot­tom line?  You have to find a run­ning style that works for your par­tic­u­lar body.


Deepen Your Body of Knowledge

Read my two oth­er arti­cles on fore­foot run­ning:

Bare­foot run­ning ben­e­fits

Update on bare­foot run­ning ben­e­fits



About Ronald Lavine, D.C.

Dr. Lavine has more than thirty years' experience helping patients alleviate pain and restore health using diverse, scientifically-based manual therapy and therapeutic exercise and alignment methods.

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