What if I told you that runners don't always know how to use their feet?
Crazy, I know.
But our bodies do amazing, sometimes just plain weird, things.
Like not knowing how to use our feet correctly.
I've seen it in the clinic time and time again and more often then not, runners guilty of falling into one of two categories: completely overusing their feet or totally underusing their feet.
But, Dr. Whitt, why does this happen? What does it look like? And how can you even tell??
Whoa now, you're already one step ahead of me!
Let's break your questions down step by step.
By the end of this blog, I want you to have an idea of how this happens, why it happens, and a way to test and see if this might be you.
Let's dive in.
Why do runners end up either completely overusing their feet or totally underusing their feet?
There's not just ONE answer.
It starts with the big picture. A big picture that's made up of many different details.