Watch Dr. Colvin discuss warning signs of barefoot running

Posted by on Sep 13, 2012 in Dr. Alexis C. Colvin, Health | No Comments

NEW YORK (WABC) – A lot of die hard runners are ditching their traditional sneakers and putting on shoes with really thin soles, the ones that make you feel like you’re running barefoot.

But, these trendy shoes are now being linked to a new rise in injuries among runners.

The minimalist sneakers are no longer a part of Joanna Fu’s running wardrobe.

She only ran in them a few times and then wore them on a five mile walk.

She quickly found out she did too much, too soon.

“I just woke up the next day and i could barely walk, and I was limping,” she said. “It was like a brick had gotten drop on my foot or something,” added Fu.

Joanna wound up with two broken bones in her right foot.

Doctors say they’re now seeing lots of injuries in runners who wear the so-called “barefoot” shoes-with a thin sole.

Read the whole article at ABC Local

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