Foot position during walking, running may influence ankle sprains
The position of the foot just before ground contact during running and walking may put individuals at risk for ankle sprains, according to a study published in the June online edition of the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Cathleen Brown Crowell, Ph.D., ATC, a University of Georgia kinesiology researcher, found patients with a history of repetitive ankle sprains demonstrated lower clearance heights between their feet and the floor during running - and were more likely to point their toes downward while walking.
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