Int J Sports Med 2017; 38(06): 488
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-109857
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13 July 2017 (online)

A Forefoot Strike Requires the Highest Forces Applied to the Foot Among Foot Strike Patterns

Satoru Hashizume, Toshio Yanagiya


Ground reaction force is often used to predict the potential risk of injuries but may not coincide with the forces applied to commonly injured regions of the foot. This study examined the forces applied to the foot, and the associated moment arms made by three foot strike patterns.

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Fig. 1 Free-body diagram of the foot. F GRF, ground reaction force; F AT, Achilles tendon force; F joint, joint reaction force; and F foot, foot weight.