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Medicina dello Sport 1998 September;51(3):299-305

language: Italian

Static and dynamic baropodometric analysis in runners and body-builders

Russo G., Truglio G., Gravante G., Benigno A., Pomara F., Angelomè C., Amato G.

Istituto di Fisiologia Umana, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Università degli Studi, Palermo


The results of an analysis by electronic baropodometer in static and dynamic phase of the plantar support of subjects who practise not agonistic sport (13 runners and 14 body-builders) are been compared with those of a control group (15 subjects).
The static analysis has underlined a better incidence of flat foot and of hollow foot in the subjects who practise sport, independently from the discipline, as comparated with the control group.
It was been shown in the great part of the body-builders an overload on the forefoot due to a lumbar hyperlordosis, evidenced also by clinical examination, characteristic of these athletes because of a strong solicitation of the column during the exercises of lifting weighs.
In dynamics, the baropodometric examination has confirmed the peculiarity shown by static analysis with a greater accentuation.
The use of particular anatomical arch support could minimize the anatomical observed defects and improve, accordingly, the support and the distribution of the bodily load, safeguarding the foot from possible traumas.

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