Take your shoes off to reduce patellofemoral joint stress during running Jason Bonacci, Bill Vicenzino, Wayne Spratford, Paul Collins Br J Sports Med doi:10.1136/bjsports-2013-092160 Quote: Aim Elevated patellofemoral joint stress is thought to contribute to the development and progression of patellofemoral pain syndrome. The purpose of this study was to determine if running barefoot decreases patellofemoral joint stress in comparison to shod running. Methods Lower extremity kinematics and ground reaction force data were collected from 22 trained runners during overground running while barefoot and in a neutral running shoe
Barefoot vs Shod and patellofemoral joint stresses
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