Cushioned Trainers Are More Likely To Get You Injured

Posted: Nov 21 2016, 1:19pm CST | by , in Latest Science News


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Cushioned Trainers are More Likely to Get You Injured
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  • Soft Training Shoes could actually be Harming your Feet

It has been speculated that soft training shoes could actually be harming your feet instead of protecting them.

Running or jogging in sports shoes that are well-cushioned could actually prove to be deleterious for your feet. The reason behind this is that most joggers tend to land on their heels.

This automatically increases the load they feel each time their feet take a pounding on the pavement. The chances of injury are compounded during an early morning run or a late night jog.

Paradoxically, those who run on their bare feet or wear simple shoes do not face the same amount of chances of injury, according to MailOnline.

The force acts with speed every time a runner lands on the heels of his feet. This ups the chances of injury by several degrees. 29 runners were part of the experimental study.

Those who landed on the balls of their feet and didn’t train so hard tended not to incur injuries. Yet ironically it was the pros who ran for miles and miles that ended up with all sorts of aches and pains in their feet.

Those who wore run-of-the-mill shoes tended not to incur injuries regardless of whether they landed on the balls of their feet or their heels.

While running is a great prophylactic against all sorts of diseases of civilization such as obesity, diabetes and CV disease, it also makes the regular runners prone to all sorts of injuries in the long run.

Over three quarters of runners end up facing such issues. While footwear is a crucial part of the puzzle, many runners are ignorant regarding making the right choice where shoes are concerned.

It all has to do with the mechanics of running. The impact of the foot with the pavement or ground and whether the runner strikes the surface with the ball of his foot or the heel is where the whole issue lies.

A cushioned shoe can only undo so much damage if the person concerned does not use proper form while pounding the pavement. Over time, with the bone and tissues of the feet undergoing so much wear and tear, there is bound to be some degree of injury.

Those who employ minimal shoes instead of cushioned shoes are the ones who end up as winners in this game of health. A transition to a new footwear, be it a soft and comfortable one, ought to be gradual.

It is not something to take up in the time span of a single day. That would be a sure way of inviting injury into your life.

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