The Foot Core Musculature and Exercise Related Leg Pain in Runners Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
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  • Nedimyer, Aliza
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
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  • Lower limb injuries are frequently sustained by runners, but how and why they occur, as well as why some individuals are more prone to injury than others is not fully understood.1 Because the foot serves as the stable base for the kinetic chain, it is responsible for maintaining foot positioning and stability of the body during both gait and stance. Previous research shows that improper foot postures and poor foot mechanics can be traced back to poor foot intrinsic muscle functioning.2,3 The purpose of this study is to evaluate the foot intrinsic and surrounding musculature in various ways to look at its relationship to lower leg injury, as well as determine how it correlates to scores of lower extremity injury screening tools in order to attempt to determine the relationship of foot core musculature to previous shin pain and lower leg injury, as well as lower extremity injury screening tools.
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  • Wikstrom, Erik
  • Pietrosimone, Brian
  • Harkey, Brittney
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  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2017
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