Case Report

Foot and ankle biomechanics

L. J. Hunter, J. Fortune
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 56, No 1 | a546 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v56i1.546 | © 2018 L. J. Hunter, J. Fortune | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 September 2018 | Published: 28 February 2000

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L. J. Hunter, Physiotherapy Department, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
J. Fortune, Physiotherapy Department University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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Abstract

Foot and ankle injuries are common in sportsmen and the general population. The impact that the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the foot and ankle complex has on normal gait is reviewed. The abnormal biomechanics associated with overpronation and oversupination are discussed, as are their consequences. The management principles of foot and ankle injuries are briefly described.


Keywords

foot and ankle biomechanics; overpronation; oversupination

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