Saturday, October 06, 2012

Marathon survey: sore feet and shoes

Loyola University Medical Center researchers are conducting a study of marathon runners to determine if there is link between foot injuries and ill-fitting shoes. Researchers will survey runners in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon who seek treatment for foot and ankle injuries in the podiatry tent. Researchers will ask runners their chief complaint for entering the podiatry tent, and measure the runners' feet and shoe sizes. Researchers will record how many marathons each runner has completed and the brand and style of the runner's shoes and socks. Runners also will be asked to estimate how many miles they have put on their shoes and who use minimalist shoes.

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