How not to prevent foot injuries

Shock-absorbing insoles may not actually help to prevent injuries, a study suggests.


A paper published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine says there is no evidence to suggest that such devices can help to hinder stress fractures or soft tissue injuries.

Conversely, the Australian researchers found that foot orthotics - tailor made foot supports - work well to reduce the risk of injury.

They examined 18 studies assessing the devices and found that foot orthoses provide a 28% reduction in the risk of developing an overall injury and a 41% reduction in the