From barefoot running to diabetic neuropathy

iStockphoto.com 168523460 Because footwear alters sensory perception, research examining the role of cutaneous feedback in barefoot running may provide important insight related to some of the gait changes that occur in patients with diabetes and others who suffer from distal symmetric peripheral neuropathy. By Melissa Thompson, PhD, and Kristine Hoffman, DPM, FACFAS Shod running and peripheral neuropathy are two research topics that may seem unrelated, but they do have a key element in common—sensory feedback. Several studies have indicated footwear blocks sensory feedback, resulting in gait changes in runners.

iStockphoto.com 168523460 Because footwear alters sensory perception, research examining the role of cutaneous feedback in barefoot running may provide important insight related to some of the gait changes that occur in patients with diabetes and others who suffer from distal symmetric peripheral neuropathy. By Melissa Thompson, PhD, and Kristine Hoffman, DPM, FACFAS Shod running and peripheral neuropathy are two research topics that may seem unrelated, but they do have a key element in common—sensory feedback. Several studies have indicated footwear blocks sensory feedback, resulting in gait changes in runners.

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From barefoot running to diabetic neuropathy