Effects of running-induced fatigue on plantar pressure distribution in novice runners with different foot types
Anbarian, M & Esmaeili H. Gait & Posture. 2016; 48: 52-56. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.04.029
Take Home Message: A fatigue running protocol caused increases in forefoot push-off time in all participants, but caused increases in different foot regions based on arch height.
Running is a common form of physical activity that has largely positive effects, but due to the repetitive motions it can result in injury. The question remains what role does fatigue play in injury and how might an individual’s foot structure relate to fatigue and injury. The researcher of this study investigated the effects of fatigue on plantar pressure among 42 novice runners with bilateral high or low medial longitudinal arch height.