Journal article

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..

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Funding Acknowledgements

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).