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How do foot related sports injuries affect the body?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Foot related sports injuries affect the body by causing pain to the feet, but can also spread pain, stress, and injury to other parts of the body as well. For example, runners may develop excessive pronation, which occurs when their foot arch flattens to the ground. The feet then cause problems with the knee as a result. In other cases, in an attempt to protect the injured foot, extra weight and stress may be put on the opposite leg, which can cause pain, injury, and other problems.

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