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. His website,, provides more information about his approach. Please contact him at or at 212-400-9663.
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