Research Paper Title Prevalence of musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries and a proposal for neuromuscular training to prevent lower limb injuries in Brazilian Army soldiers: an observational study. Background The activities carried out by soldiers in the army involve great physical demands and require intense training to perform combat-specific tasks. MSK injury is a potential threat to… Read More
Linking Incidence of Overuse Musculoskeletal Injuries in Military Service Members with Traumatic Lower Limb Amputation
Research Paper Title Incidence of Overuse Musculoskeletal Injuries in Military Service Members With Traumatic Lower Limb Amputation. Background To describe the incidence of overuse musculoskeletal injuries in service members with combat-related lower limb amputation. A retrospective cohort study within military treatment facilities. Methods Service members with deployment-related lower limb injury (N=791): 496 with a major… Read More
Why Does Running Hurt Our Lower Limbs?
Love running, but keep getting leg injuries? That could be because the way we run focuses jogging’s hard impacts in our lower limbs. In a light, half-hour run, the average recreational runner’s feet will strike the ground about 5000 times, absorbing shocks with every strike. Now Delphine Chadefaux at Aix-Marseille University in France and her team (2017) have used tracking techniques… Read More
Does Wearing Combat Boots Cause Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar Fasciitis & Combat Boots A common search phrase regarding plantar fasciitis is whether it can be caused by wearing combat boots. The Simple Answer No, not directly. The Longer Answer The general consensus has moved away from inflammation as the cause to microtears in the origin of the plantar fascia, leading to inflammation. With… Read More
Running Shoes: Linking Cushioning, Loading Rates & Risk of Injury
Verbatim from the REPS UK magazine (2017, p.7), as I thought they wrote a witty article (and I couldn’t be bothered completely re-writing the whole thing): “‘It’s the ultimate advancement in energy,’ brags Under Armour about its Charged Cushioning (r) ‘absorbing the impact of your foot strike.’ Nike’s breathless boasting cuts to the chase, declaring… Read More
Is Higher BMI Associated with Plantar Fasciopathy/Fasciitis?
Research Paper Title Higher body mass index is associated with plantar fasciopathy/‘plantar fasciitis’: systematic review and meta-analysis of various clinical and imaging risk factors. Question What (risk) factors are associated with plantar fasciopathy (PF)? Design Systematic review with meta-analyses. Participants Patients with PF. Factors All factors described in prospective, case–control or cross-sectional observational studies. Results… Read More
Does the Military Allow Shin Splints?
This question was recently a search term on google, and google pointed the questioner to my site. However, my page on this subject does not specifically answer this question. First, more information on the general subject of shin splints can be found here, and as such I will not repeat it below. Short answer Yes… Read More
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