Date of Award
Kinesiology and Sport Management
Hanz Tao, DPT
Andrea Powell, M.A.
Talin Louder, Ph.D.
Running, Foot, Injuries, Arch
Medicine and Health Sciences
Running is popular and injuries associated with it are common. It is hypothesized that there are connections between running related injuries and their causes, some of which point to the biomechanics or arch type of the individual. The structure and function of the foot’s arch is unique across individuals and different effects related to its function during running have been shown to be important. How all these aspects are related to one another have been compiled and discussed, in hopes that increased research will result. There are suspected patterns between the injuries runners sustain and their arch type. The purpose of compiling this data is to increase the population of runners’ knowledge of this potential correlation and the injury risks that follow, while also aiming to decrease the injury rate across those affected by running-related injuries.
Brown, Taylor M., "How Does Arch Height Factor Into Running-Related Injuries?" (2020). Honors Thesis. 86.