Continuous stress shortens and stiffens muscle-tendon units that connect ankles to calf muscles.
Pressure placed on knee increases by 26% which leads to osteoporosis.
In the not-too-distant past, having flat feet was almost stigmatic. Potential military recruits with flat feet were rejected as unfit, ballet dancers were dismissed as incompetent, and flat-footed athletes were deemed more prone to injury. Yet recent research, along with the well-documented success of soldiers, dancers and athletes with flat feet, have exposed the stigma […]Read More (0)
The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) organizes Gaelic games, the two most prominent games being Gaelic football and hurling. Back pain is not uncommon among the athletes, affecting approximately 2.5% to 15% of those who participate. These athletes are amateurs playing on a voluntary basis, and some research has shown that those who play sports similar […]Read More (0)