When a study of the tread must be done?

Written by: Dr. Angel Bigas Bonamusa
Edited by: Noelia Pino García

Wear sneakers and jogging is very healthy, but first it is important to know how to do it. To this end, it has to conduct a study of the tread. The purpose of this test is to detect which areas may suffer locomotor muscle and bone and joint injuries.

tread study

The study of the tread is indicated in any physical activity that requires prolonged periods of standing and walking (urban or mountain). Also in running and jumping sports (running, football, basketball, tennis and paddle, among others).


Types of footprints

Specialists Sports Medicine say there are mainly two types of steps: pronator and supinator.

  • Pronator: is associated with flat feet, plantar arch with little. This is the most common. The ankle leans toward the inside of the foot.
  • Supinator: is associated with pes cavus, ie far plantar arch. It is very rare and occurs when the ankle leans toward the outside of the foot.

types of tread

The type of tread influences injuries. A bad footstep causes the foot does not distribute well the weight of the body. It influences the ankle, causing sprains or tendinitis; knee (sprains or tendinitis); and column (LBP).

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Basic foot care

We must protect the feet and make certain basic care. It is important to make a good foot hygiene and nail to prevent fungal infections or ingrown toenails. It is also advised to carry out a study of the march counseling, if necessary, templates.

ingrown toenail

Edited by Noelia García Pino

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Angel Bigas Bonamusa
Sports Medicine

Dr. Bigas Bonamusa is a renowned specialist in Sports Medicine and Traumatology. With over 20 years of experience, she is expert in the pathology of knee and shoulder. He currently heads Padel Clinic and Clinic Corridor and cyclist, both in Barcelona. Visit also Clinical Sant Jordi, at Clinica Olivé Gumà and several centers Milenium Sanitas. Collaborates with the Catalan Federation of Padel and participate the "Zona Padel" program on Radio Marca BCN well as People magazine Sport. He is a member of various medical societies such as Spanish Federation of Sports Medicine and the Catalan Society of Medicine Esportiva.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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