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Injuries Observed in Minimalist Runners

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by NewsBot, Apr 20, 2012.

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    Injuries Observed in Minimalist Runners
    Matthew J. Salzler, MD; Eric M. Bluman, MD, PhD; Samantha Noonan, PA-C; Christopher P. Chiodo, MD; Richard J. de Asla,
    Foot & Ankle International April 2012 (Vol. 33 #4)
     
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  3. wdd

    wdd Well-Known Member

    my criticism at this stage is only of the title.

    If the function of a title is to give an clear idea of the subject of the study. 'Minimalist runner' doesn't work for me.

    Surely the ultimate in 'minimalist runner' is a couch potato or an extremely short runner or even one where the period when both feet are off the ground is as short as it can possible be or one who runs very short distances?

    It's a bad start. If the title isn't well considered is the rest of it likely to be any better?

    Bill
     
  4. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

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    In fairness, this is only a retrospective case series, just one step up the evidence hierarchy ladder from an anecdote.

    Given that all the anecdotes, rhetoric and propaganda are that you get less injuries if you run barefoot or in minimalist shoes this case series confirms that this is not the case (not to mention all the runners on running forums asking for injury advice from minimalist/barefoot running!)
     
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