Effectiveness of orthotic shoe inserts in the long-distance runner

@article{Gross1991EffectivenessOO,
  title={Effectiveness of orthotic shoe inserts in the long-distance runner},
  author={M L Gross and L B Davlin and Phillip M. Evanski},
  journal={The American Journal of Sports Medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={19},
  pages={409 - 412}
}
Five hundred questionnaires were distributed to long- distance runners who had used, or who were using orthotic shoe inserts for symptomatic relief of lower extremity complaints. Three hundred forty-seven (69.4%) responded (males, 71%; females, 29%). The mean age of the respondents was 36 years (range, 15 to 61). The average distance run per week was 39.6 miles (range, 5 to 98). The mean duration for use of the orthotic inserts was 23 months (range, 1 to 96). The predominant (63%) type of… 

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