Post by katiehiggis92 on Feb 12, 2014 17:32:16 GMT -6
im researching topics for my thesis and am particularly interested in ACL injuries. im looking at footballers footwear choice and if that can be a contributing factor, ie steal studded boots or moulds/bladed football boots. if anyone has done their ACL i would like their opinion and what kind of football boots they were wearing if they can remember. Thank you.
The body's entire head-to-toe posture relates to injuries. For the knee, the hip is particularly important. I believe that the foot is also. I have no medical training but from what I've read and some physical therapy for my knees there is an emphasis on correcting hip issues such as the gluteus medius function. The alignment of the hip, knee and foot are very closely associated. If there is a problem with the hip that would have to be carefully considered along with the footwear. Probably the hip issues should be corrected before the foot issues.
I'm not young. I had physical therapy for rehab of a non-operative torn meniscus. The PT followed a Trendelenburg test and involved corrective exercises for my gluteus medius and piriformis stretches. There were also stretches for a tight rectus femorus that I believe contributed to pain under my knee cap. Patellarfemoral pain much improved at that time.
I'm not sure of the timing but heavy long-time wear patterns on the outside of both my shoe heels may have changed to a much more even heel wear from those exercises.
Last Edit: Mar 3, 2014 3:35:06 GMT -6 by chastennis