Foot Structure Problems May Lead to Injury in Athletes
Jones agrees. "It's important to establish guidelines for screening for
arch problems very carefully. You don't want to discourage people from
exercising because it's so important for so many aspects of health. I think
it's not necessary for people to have an analysis of their foot structure
unless they are experiencing a problem or have a history of injury. Then an
evaluation is appropriate."
- A new study shows that foot structure is related to injuries in athletes
who train intensively.
- People with low arches, high arches, and tight heel cords are more likely
to experience injuries.
- Researchers suggest that preventive measures could be taken to avoid
injuries, such as wearing a type of foot modification for low arches, or
stretching for tight heel cords.