5 Exercises For Your Feet to Prevent Injury
There are a wealth of products on the market claiming not only to make you a faster runner, but to decrease your risk of injury, a somewhat plague amongst the modern running community. Cushioned soles, stability controls, barefoot mimickry and counter-pronation padding is the jargon we are sold as we approach the cash desk in the large sports chains. Or if you choose to visit a more independent running store you might be set up on a treadmill to be told you have multiple body mechanics issues and be sold a shoe that will apparently fix all of them. 10% off for customer loyalty. What maybe hasn’t been considered is the more protection, awkward positions and support we give our feet, the weaker they will grow and the more reliant on orthotics we become.
This isn’t to say you should start rambling through woodlands barefoot (although each to their own), but why don’t we start at the root of the problem. Our feet.