Journal article

Dynamic foot function as a risk factor for lower limb overuse injury: a systematic review

Geoffrey Dowling, George Murley, Shannon Munteanu, Melinda Smith, Bradley Neal, Ian Griffiths, Christian Barton, Natalie Collins

Journal of Foot and Ankle Research | BioMed Central | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND:Dynamic foot function is considered a risk factor for lower limb overuse injuries including Achilles tendinopathy, shin pain, patellofemoral pain and stress fractures. However, no single source has systematically appraised and summarised the literature to evaluate this proposed relationship. The aim of this systematic review was to investigate dynamic foot function as a risk factor for lower limb overuse injury.METHODS:A systematic search was performed using Medline, CINAHL, Embase and SportDiscus in April 2014 to identify prospective cohort studies that utilised dynamic methods of foot assessment. Included studies underwent methodological quality appraisal by two independent revi..

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