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Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte

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Abstract

GUIMARAES, Guilherme Veiga; FREITAS, Héldio Fortunato G.; SILVA, Paulo Roberto S.  and  TEIXEIRA, Luzimar R.. Feet: should we evaluate them when practicing physical-sports activities?. Rev Bras Med Esporte [online]. 2000, vol.6, n.2, pp. 57-59. ISSN 1517-8692.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-86922000000200005.

Our system of reduction begins at the foot, then going to the ankle, leg, and to the rest of the body. At each footstep, the whole weight of our body is supported by one leg. When we walk or when we run, our problem is basically the repetition of the same exercise for long periods, which demands an efficient system of reduction to decrease the damage caused by constant impact upon the joints, and many times this can be worsened by alterations in the anatomical structure of foot. The use of proper shoes helps us in the normal operation of the natural system of shock absorbing. In addition, an evaluation of the plantar arch and the type of gait may contribute further to absorb impact on the joints since shoewear exists that adapt to foot structural alterations.

Keywords : Foot injuries; Sports; Biomechanics.

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