The relationship between the height of the medial longitudinal arch (MLA) and the ankle and knee injuries in professional runners.

@article{Nakhaee2008TheRB,
  title={The relationship between the height of the medial longitudinal arch (MLA) and the ankle and knee injuries in professional runners.},
  author={Z Nakhaee and Atefe Rahimi and M. Saeed Abaee and Asghar Rezasoltani and Khosro Khademi Kalantari},
  journal={Foot},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={84-90}
}
BACKGROUND Usually the rate of lower extremity's injuries in sports such as running is known to be correlated with the height of foot arches. Foot pressure measurement studies have shown controversial results in this issue, mainly due to the complexity of the foot structure. This study aimed to investigate if any relationship exists between the MLA height and the ankle/knee injuries in professional runners. It was also aimed to find out any association between the foot pressure patterns and the… CONTINUE READING
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