How (Most) Running Shoes Cause Pain and Leads to Injury

In 2014 I tore my meniscus in my right knee. I was also diagnosed with “severe” arthritis. That was my wake up call. I was not done competing in the Ironman and did not believe I had to quit. “Certainly, other runners have arthritis and still run”, I thought.  I was troubled when Dr. Braden told me that arthritis was bone on bone and eventually I’d have to have my knees replaced.

I told him perhaps in other people. Not for me.

I had knee surgery in January of 2015 to repair the torn meniscus.

Right after that was my quest to figure all this out. I discovered some stats that troubled me yet led to my discovery that I’m sharing with you today.

Did you know that the United States has the most running type injuries than any country in the world? The country with the least running injuries was Africa. Why is this so?

There are several reasons.