Running Barefoot? Consider the Risks First

This article tackles a hot new trend: http://health-fitness

It is said our natural running motion is recreated when we run barefoot. When barefoot, we run more on the balls of our feet instead of striking our heel first as we often do in traditional running shoes. Most of us have seen or even tried the new shoes that essentially look like a glove for our feet. While there are some claims these help prevent injury, they are not without their own risks. Metatarsal stress fractures are not uncommon. If you are looking to adopt this new trend, do so with caution. If you have any musculoskeletal issues with exercising, be cautious and see an orthopaedic surgeon.

Written by Dr. Sean Brimacombe


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