A study in Luxembourg focused on runners and their rate of injury. Specifically, the scientists focused on the type of shoes being worn and the intensity rate of the training involved. The study discovered that subjects who switched their shoes reduced the susceptibility of becoming injured by at least 39%.
Researchers say the lowered rate comes from runners reapplying some of the pressure being onto different tissues, creating less strain as opposed to straining the same muscles constantly. "The concomitant use of different pairs of running shoes will provide alternation in the running pattern and vary external and active forces on the lower legs during running activity,” the scientists said.
Choose the right running shoe to prevent injury. If you happened to suffer a foot or ankle injury, see podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can address your foot and ankle needs.
Choosing the Right Running Shoes for Your Foot Type
Running is a physical activity although fun, can put a lot of stress on the joints, bones and ligaments of the body. Injury and stress on the foot can be an important factor on which kind of shoe you’re wearing. Running shoes should be worn based on your foot type. It is important to find out what fits you based on cushioning, stability and motion.
Determining your type
Speak with a shoe specialist or retail professional to see what your foot type is. They will be able to identify and measure your arch type, stride and gait.
When you are running or walking in your shoes, every step determines how your foot is landing. Pronation is the natural rolling of your ankle from outside to inside during foot strike.
Pronation is a correct form of walking or running. It helps absorb shock and store energy from your lower extremities. Neutral runners who pronate correctly do not need specific shoes, since they have stability and control.
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