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heel spurs and forefoot running

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  • Posted By: emk559
  • November 20, 2012
  • 05:47 PM

Hi all
Need advice on how to move forward. Have completed two ironmans in the past, though am now suffering with heel spurs and discomfort, and an inability to run for long. I have been on a strict ice/exercise/graded training program with new shoes and inserts, for a number of weeks now and am still struggling a lot. I have heard a lot about shifting to fore-foot running and now need some solid advice as cruising the internet is overwhelming.
Physios here in Denmark say it can take 2 years to overcome heel spurs. But if the reason I have them is BECAUSE of my running style, then surely a change is logical? There seem to be a lot of people on the fence..
VERY keen to get back to triathlons and in need of advice. Thanks in advance!
Emily

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