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By gary@hurtheel.com
October 30, 2013
Category: Foot Care

RunnersUnited Kingdom professor Dr. Mick Wilkinson of Northumbria University in New Castle gave his endorsement to barefoot running a few weeks ago, telling new runners it might be best for them to start barefoot.

Dr. Wilkinson completed the Great North Run without shoes in 2011. When running barefoot; the front of the foot strikes the ground first. When it comes to sneakers, the heel hits the ground first. Wilkinson encourages starting off slowly or with minimalist shoes, but claimed you should ignore the urge to run on grass and start on hard surfaces immediately.

Running barefoot can be a good experience, as long as you know what you’re doing. If you want more information you can contact a podiatrist like Dr. Henry Slomowitz of New Jersey.

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.
-When running barefoot 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.

It’s best to slowly transition from running shoes to barefoot running. Once the feet begin to adjust, try walking, then jogging and gradually increasing the distance, or consider minimalist running shoes.

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

Read the full article on Barefoot Running.

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.

Read the full article on Barefoot Running.

 



 

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