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It may not be the easiest thing in the world, but come summertime, bringing your workout to the beach is a highly attractive option. And while we're all about trying new things and challenging our bodies, it's important to note that yes, there is a "wrong" way to run on sand. "While arguably easy on the knees, running in the sand puts excess strain on many of the muscles and tendons of the lower extremity, for even the most fit runners," said  Brian Dawson, DPM at Manhattan Footcare and Brighton Beach Orthopedics.
 
Dr. Brian Dawson
 
 
Dr. Dawson shares that many runners have a "tight calf," which is due in part to genetics and years of running. This increases the risk for foot and ankle injuries when you take your run to the beach. Dawson says "Adopt a forefoot/midfoot strike. While a heel strike is okay in hard sand, it will produce too much strain along the posterior muscle group of the leg when your heel sinks into the soft sand. Instead, run with your feet pointed, and engage your toe flexors by pushing off with your toes."
 
Source: Ravelle Worthington, The Columbian
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 

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