Did you know…. the anatomy of a running shoes differ from one another? Each running shoe offers specific structural features. The American Academy Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM) has a complete explanation of the anatomy of the running shoe . This site is an excellent resource for running shoe review since they have a dedicated committee which evaluates the brand and type of shoe. AAPSM mentions, the majority of running shoes sold are stability shoes. Because each person’s stride differs; it isn’t possible to know how the shoe fit’s just by a description on the box. Most runners benefit from shoes that are not too firm, stiff, cushioned or flexible.
Old shoes, and shoes that don’t fit properly and faulty foot biomechanics can also be a major contributor to shin splints. Changing the shoe is the easy part, just go to a running store to get fitted properly. Changing the faulty foot biomechanics is something else all together; chiropractic treatments to the foot and ankle can help and custom orthotics or even visiting a podiatrist is a good idea. Consider it prevention.
If the shoe fits,
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