Take your shoes off to reduce patellofemoral joint stress during running

Bonacci, Jason, Vicenzino, Bill, Spratford, Wayne and Collins, Paul 2014, Take your shoes off to reduce patellofemoral joint stress during running, British journal sports medicine, vol. 48, no. 6, pp. 425-428.

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Title Take your shoes off to reduce patellofemoral joint stress during running
Author(s) Bonacci, Jason
Vicenzino, Bill
Spratford, Wayne
Collins, Paul
Journal name British journal sports medicine
Volume number 48
Issue number 6
Start page 425
End page 428
Total pages 4
Publisher BMJ Group
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2014-03
ISSN 0306-3674
1473-0480
Keyword(s) patellofemoral
stress
running
barefoot
shod
Summary Elevated patellofemoral joint stress is thought to contribute to the development and progression of patellofemoral pain syndrome. The purpose of this study was to determine if running barefoot decreases patellofemoral joint stress in comparison to shod running. Running barefoot decreased peak patellofemoral joint stress by 12% (p=0.000) in comparison to shod running. The reduction in patellofemoral joint stress was a result of reduced patellofemoral joint reaction forces (12%, p=0.000) while running barefoot.
Language eng
Field of Research 110601 Biomechanics
Socio Economic Objective 920409 Injury Control
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30062307

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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