The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of rigid and soft foot orthoses on forefoot and rearfoot forces in a 20-year-old female runner with a history of tibial and metatarsal stress fractures. The results of this study indicate that a soft orthosis significantly reduced vertical forces through the foot during both walking and running. The authors recommend that proper fabrication materials be considered for those patients with a history of foot or lower extremity problems caused by reduced shock attenuation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association|
|State||Published - Dec 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine