Walking and Running
As more people strive to be fit, the popularity of walking and running continues to increase. It is imperative that the sports medicine practitioner has a basic understanding and knowledge of running shoes and custom foot orthoses. Walking and running shoes must have the ability to absorb shock (cushioning), guide the foot through each step (stability), and withstand repetitive pounding (durability). This chapter further reviews lower extremity walking and running biomechanics, running foot types and injuries, running footwear recommendations, and custom foot orthoses.
KeywordsWalking shoes Running shoes Orthoses for walking and running Shoes for walking and running Gait biomechanics in walking vs. running
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