Lower limb biomechanics during running in individuals with achilles tendinopathy: a systematic review
Shannon E Munteanu, Christian J Barton
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research | BMC | Published : 2011
BACKGROUND: Abnormal lower limb biomechanics is speculated to be a risk factor for Achilles tendinopathy. This study systematically reviewed the existing literature to identify, critique and summarise lower limb biomechanical factors associated with Achilles tendinopathy. METHODS: We searched electronic bibliographic databases (Medline, EMBASE, Current contents, CINAHL and SPORTDiscus) in November 2010. All prospective cohort and case-control studies that evaluated biomechanical factors (temporospatial parameters, lower limb kinematics, dynamic plantar pressures, kinetics [ground reaction forces and joint moments] and muscle activity) associated with mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy were in..View full abstract
Professor Hylton B. Menz provided technical support for the preparation of this manuscript. This study is funded by the Prescription Foot Orthotic Laboratory Association (PFOLA).