let me get this straight... you think someone can get better advice on running from watching a few youtube clips, than they can from going to a professional and seeking advice based on analysis.
IMO you are wrong. I experinced some of the same issues. I went to physical therapy - no changes after 4 months. I went to a running professional (in store) in Florida, and he put me in the "right" show after a few days of running with me.... no problems since. I don't claim to be an expert, but I am offering personal experience. AND I'm not saying learning that method can't work, given time, but I'm saying you need to find out what's going on first - get an analysis done, go to PT, go see a Dr., etc.... not watch some youtube clips.
By your suggestion/comparison, I can watch some UFC clips and be in the ring next month.
Please tell me your running background. We don't have to agree on this subject, but I am curious about why you seem so adamant on this process over anything else. Are you in anyway associated with POSE?
Where did I say not to go to a doctor? I said retailer, a person who is attempting to make a sale. I average 20-30 miles a week, and am training for a long-term goal of running an ultra.
You should go back and read my first post, where I said reading up on some alternative techniques is a START, but you decided that I'm condemning you and everyone else in this thread.
And please, comparing running, which every human on earth has done, for the past 10,000 years, to getting in the octagon with the elite fighters on the planet?
Every activity has myths and general misconceptions that are easier for new joiners to learn. The myths about weight lifting making women bulky, protein as an instant muscle growth wonder serum, the need for more expensive equipment to compete in racquet sports. Running is no different, the easy way out is to go buy more expensive shoes, or have an ortho fit you with high dollar equipment. The truth is, the fastest, most injury free runners on earth all ran barefoot until they were mid-teens, and they all run with the same stride style.
When I started back to running many years ago, I couldn't go more than a couple miles before my knees and lower back hurt. I got fitted for shoes, got worse, I got more expensive shoes, got worse... I did a little research into running efficiently, found tips and drills to fix my stride, and now can rip off a 15 miler with no pain, in cheap old beat up Frees with no support.