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Description: heim.jpg18 year old Rae Heim, from Carroll, Iowa, finished her run across the United States barefoot, a journey of more than 3000 miles. She began her journey in Boston on April 1, and crossed the finish line on Nov.14th at the Manhattan Beach Boulevard in California. According to ABC Heim earned $10,000 along the way plus 7,500 pairs of shoes. Her cross-country run took seven months and raised donations and awareness for Soles4Souls, an organization dedicated to providing quality footwear to needy children throughout the world.

Allowing your body time to adjust properly to barefoot running is essential, and part of this preventative care involves talking to a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey.  Dr. Slomowitz can advise you on a running regimen, as well as provide information on techniques of barefoot running to help avoid foot pain, heel pain, and injury.

Barefoot Running

The Impact of Barefoot Running
- Running without shoes changes the motion of your running, as most running is done by landing on the heel of the feet.
- Running barefoot requires a different way of running; the landing is done on the front part of the feet.

The Advantages of Barefoot Running
- When running and landing on the front feet, the impact on the feet and ankle is reduced, this can reduce stress injuries.
- It strengthens muscles in the feet and ankles and the lower legs.
- Balance of the body is improved and there is a greater sensory input from the feet to the rest of the body.

The Drawbacks of Barefoot Running
- No protection while running, makes it likely that runners will land on sharp objects and scrapes, bruises and cuts on the feet will result.
- Blisters may form.
- Possibility of plantar fascia problems.
- Risk of getting Achilles tendonitis.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Paterson and Paramus, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment services for all your podiatric needs.

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