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heel spurs and forefoot running

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  • Posted By: emk559
  • November 21, 2012
  • 11:02 AM

Hi! 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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