2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part Q
Estimation of foot arch and injury patterns in state level runners
AUTHOR(S): Avinash Tiwari, Nihar Ranjan Mohanty, Shyamal Koley and Debasish Panda
The Purposes of the study was to determine whether male and female high-arched and low-arched runners exhibit different injury patterns and to establish correlation of foot arch with Q-angle. High arched (HA) and low arched (LA) runners with their different bony structure may show different lower extremity mechanics and different injury patterns. The Q-angle is also to be altered with different foot structures. It was hypothesized that HA runners would exhibit a larger incidence of lateral injuries, skeletal injuries and knee injuries while LA runners would show medial injuries, soft tissue injuries and foot injuries. A total of 103 high-arched and low-arched runners of both sexes (male=50, female=53) were included in this study. Subjects completed a self administered injury history questionnaire in which they mentioned all running related lower extremity injuries. All injuries were categorized into three groups: (i) injury patterns of medial/lateral, (ii) bony/soft tissue, (iii) knee, ankle and foot. Results showed that LA runners had more soft tissues, medial side and knee injuries. LA females were having higher foot height than male and HA group males were having larger arch height-length ratio than females. Range of Q-angle changes according to foot structure types. Based on these results, HA and LA foot structure is associated with different lower extremities injuries pattern in runners. Range of Q-angle changes according to foot structure types. Significant differences are seen in arch height in LA males and females; and arch index in HA males and females runners.
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How to cite this article:
Avinash Tiwari, Nihar Ranjan Mohanty, Shyamal Koley, Debasish Panda. Estimation of foot arch and injury patterns in state level runners. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(1):913-918.