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Med Hypotheses. 2004;62(1):119-20.

A biomechanical basis for the prescription of orthoses in the treatment of common running injuries.

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Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Sports Science Institute of South Africa, University of Cape Town, PO Box 115, Newlands 7725, South Africa.


Orthoses are beneficial in the treatment of common running injuries. They limit abnormal pronation and reduce injurious torque to the musculotendinous structures of the leg and knee. Recent kinematic research has disputed this mechanism. An alternative model is proposed.

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