The running gait of each runner is distinctive. Some people strike with their heels, while others strike with their midfoot. Some have a long stride, while others have a short one. While every running gait has commonalities, there is no correct or incorrect way to run.
There is a range of over-the-counter insoles for running shoes to choose from. Of course, some are better than others. Some are inadequately supportive, while others pretend to be more than they are and cost as much as a custom orthotic.
The battle cry of all athletes used to be “no pain, no gain.” As more athletes become injured, a far more zen “let your body be your leader” approach has taken hold. There is a distinction to be made between soreness caused by conditioning and discomfort that affects your running.
Every step you take generates two forces: the force of the ground acting on your foot and the other of your foot striking the ground. As a result, your foot is subjected to pressure and it is why the type of running surface you use makes such a difference.
Stress fractures are not a common occurrence. A stress fracture is a non-displaced crack in a bone that develops as a result of increasing stress. The bone should restore to full strength if a stress fracture is properly treated and healed. After a stress fracture heals, it may reoccur. There are two reasonable explanations for this.
Our feet serve only one purpose: to walk, jump, and run. We are capable of such, but some of us do so easily than others. Those individuals are considered natural athletes by us. What it implies is that they were born with better mechanics than the rest of us.