How to prevent running injuries, a medical explanation

Posted by | Posted in Barefoot Running, Minimalist Running Shoes | Posted on 31-05-2012

Finally, a medical explanation for why runners get injured. And, even better, treatment options, a plan to eradicate the true cause of running injuries, and an explanation of why barefoot running is CLEARLY not the answer (if you haven’t figured it out by now, this is a joke).

Check out what esteemed research scientist and physician, Dr. Musculoskeletal has to say about a condition that affects over 99% of all runners, and over 99.1% of all humans. It’s a silent epidemic that clearly must be addressed. And with your help and support, we can find a cure for this crippling disease. I’m hoping that Dr. Musculoskeletal quickly establishes a foundation, a clinic, and a non-profit research facility so that we can, once and for all, eliminate the condition he calls “Congenital Short Hard Heel Syndrome.”

It wasn’t until I saw this video that I realized I suffer from the condition. And with no known cure at the moment, my only option is to adopt an unusual forefoot-strike gait when I run. Sure, doing so has eliminated my various running injuries, and helped me develop arches in my life-long flat feet, but that’s not the issue. The issue is that millions, perhaps billions of children are born with this condition… and nobody is doing anything to prevent it.

Let’s start now.