Barefoot-simulating footwear associated with metatarsal stress injury in 2 runners.

  title={Barefoot-simulating footwear associated with metatarsal stress injury in 2 runners.},
  author={Jeffrey R. Giuliani and Brendan David Masini and Curtis J Alitz and Brett D Owens},
  volume={34 7},
Stress-related changes and fractures in the foot are frequent in runners. However, the causative factors, including anatomic and kinematic variables, are not well defined. Footwear choice has also been implicated in contributing to injury patterns with changes in force transmission and gait analyses reported in the biomechanical literature. Despite the benefits of footwear, there has been increased interest among the running community in barefoot running with proposed benefits including a… CONTINUE READING


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