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This paper discusses common lower extremity overuse injuries such as patellofemoral pain syndrome, iliotibal band syndrome, and metarsal stress fractures in addition to flat feet. These conditions are described at length, emphasizing the potential causes of the injuries and how a physician can recognize the problem. The paper also considers who is susceptible to these injuries and why. An in-depth discussion of the causes of flat feet is also included in the paper, which focuses on the pain associated with this condition and how it can be corrected. Various studies are cited throughout the paper, especially in light of those who are injury-prone. The paper concludes by taking a look at issues involving repetitive stress on the skeletal system of the lower extremities and its related problems.
From the Paper:"The knee pain known as patellofemoral pain is extremely common, especially in runners and other sports where overuse injuries tend to occur. The likelihood of flat-footedness being an exacerbating factor for such knee pain seems logical. When feet do not have strong arches the foot has a tendency to roll inwards or pronate which means the knee has to compensate for the inward movement more than an individual with normal-arched feet (Patellofemoral pain, 2008, Patient UK). "Over-pronation occurs when there is excessive mobility in the sab-taler joint of the foot which causes hyper-mobility of the foot. The increased mobility causes the medial arch to flatten out and causes the foot to roll in too much while walking and running. "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Burns et al (2005) Journal of American Podiatry Medicine.
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- Iliotibal band syndrome. (2008). Caring Medical & Rehabilitation Services. Retrieved January 2, 2008 at http://www.caringmedical.com/conditions/Iliotibial_Band_Syndrome.htm
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Lower Extremity Overuse Injuries and Flat Feet (2010, November 14) Retrieved July 07, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/lower-extremity-overuse-injuries-and-flat-feet-145552/
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