IJCRR - Vol 07 Issue 06, March, 2015
A STUDY OF FOOT DEFECTS, DEFORMITIES AND DISEASES AMONG SHOD AND BAREFOOT MIDDLE AND LONG DISTANCE RUNNERS- CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY
Author: Watson Arulsingh, Ganesh S. Pai
Objective: To compare foot defects, deformities and diseases in middle, long distance shod and barefoot Runners.
Method: 51 barefoot runners, 61 shod runners and 65 healthy controls were screened for foot defects, deformities and diseases in this study using validated clinical tools.
Results: Foot defects vary significantly among the three groups compared as p value was 0.001 showed high significance. When foot deformities are concerned, they vary significantly among the three groups compared as the p value was 0.001. Whereas foot diseases vary significantly among the three groups compared as p value was 0.001.
Conclusion: The analysis of this study revealed that the prevalence foot defects, deformities and diseases have been found to be highly significant among three groups.
Keywords: Truncated navicular height, Hallux valgus, Foot infection, Corns, Ingrown toe nail
Watson Arulsingh, Ganesh S. Pai. A STUDY OF FOOT DEFECTS, DEFORMITIES AND DISEASES AMONG SHOD AND BAREFOOT MIDDLE AND LONG DISTANCE RUNNERS- CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY International Journal of Current Research and Review. Vol 07 Issue 06, March, 15-23
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