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The potential hazards of barefoot running: Proceed with caution

Goble, Carolyn MPAP, PA‐C; Wegler, Jennifer MMS, MA, PA‐C; Forest, Christopher P. MSHS, PA‐C

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants:
Review Article

Running has many benefits, but it is also associated with high injury rates and may pose additional risk in people who choose to forgo the wearing of shoes and run barefoot.

Author Information

The authors are affiliated with the Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), Alhambra, California. Carolyn Goble is a recent graduate of the program and practices at Santa Monica Orthopaedic Group in Santa Monica, California. Jennifer Wegler is an instructor of clinical family medicine and practices in orthopedics at Kaiser‐Permanente in Baldwin Park, California. Christopher Forest is an assistant professor of clinical family medicine and works in urgent care in Van Nuys, California.

No relationships to disclose.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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