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Difference in plantar pressure between the preferred and non-preferred feet in four soccer-related movements.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17138639     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE AND PARTICIPANTS: The present study measured the difference in plantar pressure between the preferred and non-preferred foot in four soccer-related movements in 15 male university soccer players (mean (SD) age 20.9 (1.3) years, mean (SD) height 173 (4) cm and mean (SD) weight 61.7 (3.6) kg).
DESIGN: To record plantar pressure distribution, players randomly wore three types of soccer shoes (classical 6-stud and 12-stud, and specially designed 12-stud) embedded with an insole pressure recorder device with 99 sensors, divided into 10 areas for analysis. Plantar pressure was recorded in five successful trials in each of the four soccer-related movements: running (at 3.3 m/s), sideward cutting, 45 degrees cutting and landing from a vertical jump.
RESULTS: Plantar pressures of the preferred and non-preferred foot were different in 115 of 120 comparisons. The overall plantar pressure of the preferred foot was higher than that of the non-preferred foot. Specifically, in each of the four movements, higher pressure was found in the preferred foot during the take-off phase, whereas this was found in the non-preferred foot during the landing phase. This would suggest a tendency of the preferred foot for higher motion force and of the non-preferred foot for a greater role in body stabilisation.
CONCLUSIONS: The data indicate that the preferred and non-preferred foot should be treated independently with regard to strength/power training to avoid unnecessary injuries. Different shoes/insoles and different muscular strengthening programmes are thus suggested for each of the soccer player's feet.
Pui-lam Wong; Karim Chamari; Anis Chaouachi; De Wei Mao; Ulrik Wisløff; Youlian Hong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of sports medicine     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1473-0480     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Sports Med     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-08     Completed Date:  2007-03-27     Revised Date:  2013-06-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0432520     Medline TA:  Br J Sports Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  84-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 852 Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Foot / physiology*
Foot Injuries / prevention & control*
Soccer / injuries,  physiology*
Sports Equipment

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