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Recently I was introduced to jogging. As a side effect I adopted a toe-contacts-first walking style. The heel usually contacts the ground towards the end of the step, taking up a lot of weight, but briefly. I am happy with the lack of load to my knee joint and also the firmed up calf muscles.

However, I am being warned that that toe walking wears out other joints than the knee. And can see it is a known malady.

Is it unhealthy to walk toe first?

  • If you're concerned, you should be talking to a medical professional. – rrirower Mar 20 at 15:59

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