Differences in foot structure associated with overuse injuries

December 01, 1999

A recent study by a Mayo Clinic orthopedic researcher and researchers from the Naval Health Research Center and Naval Medical Center sheds some light on factors involved in overuse injuries suffered by people who pursue intense training activities. The study followed 449 Navy Seal recruits through basic training, looking at the relationship between foot structure and overuse injuries. Some results:

Study director Kenton Kaufman, Ph.D., said results of the study help identify high-endurance athletes who may be at increased risk of overuse injuries
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Mayo Clinic

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