Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Barefoot Running and Shin Splints

Oh for heavens sake, just take their shoes off!

"High tibial shock (TS), during running has been linked to an increased risk for developing tibial stress fractures. However, gait retraining using real time feedback has been shown to reduce TS during running up to 25%. Although it is unclear what kinematic strategies are used, midfoot strike (MFS) and forefoot strike (FFS) patterns have been reported to reduce load rates in running."

From Steve Magness on Twitter