Distribution of in-shoe dynamic plantar foot pressures in professional football players



Santos, Derek and Carline, Tom and Flynn, L and Pitman, D and Feeney, D and Patterson, C and Westland, E (2001) Distribution of in-shoe dynamic plantar foot pressures in professional football players. The Foot, 11 (1). pp. 10-14. ISSN 09582592

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Abstract

At two football venues, 35 professional football players, aged 17 to 30, took part in a study. The aim was to compare in-shoe dynamic plantar foot pressures between football boots and trainers by investigating relationships between area, force and pressure. The study showed a decreased plantar foot area of 9.3% in the left football boot when compared to the trainer and 7.2% in the right. Maximum pressure was 35% higher in football boots when compared to trainers. Similarly, mean pressure was 27.6% higher in football boots. The study suggests that a reduced football boot surface area may be responsible for the increased forces and pressures within football boots when compared to trainers.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Podiatry
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2009 12:41
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 12:56
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/836

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