Study assesses injuries and injury rates among barefoot and shod runners

A recent study found fewer overall musculoskeletal injuries in barefoot runners but similar injury rates between barefoot and shod runners. The prospective survey in the British Journal of Sports Medicine encompassed 107 barefoot and 94 shod adult runners. The study authors noted there were fewer diagnosed musculoskeletal injuries overall among barefoot runners although injury rates were not statistically different between the groups.

A recent study found fewer overall musculoskeletal injuries in barefoot runners but similar injury rates between barefoot and shod runners. The prospective survey in the British Journal of Sports Medicine encompassed 107 barefoot and 94 shod adult runners. The study authors noted there were fewer diagnosed musculoskeletal injuries overall among barefoot runners although injury rates were not statistically different between the groups.

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Study assesses injuries and injury rates among barefoot and shod runners