Accession Number:

ADA523392

Title:

Injury Reduction Effectiveness of Assigning Running Shoes Based on Plantar Shape in Marine Corps Basic Training

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

2010-06-24

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Injuries are a significant problem in the military and have a major effect on operational readiness because of medical costs, lost training time, and attrition associated with these injuries. Historically. injuries have been shown to be the leading causes of disability, hospitalization, and outpatient visits in the military services. In 2008, injuries and musculoskeletal conditions among members of active duty Armed Forces were responsible for 17,218 hospital admissions and over 2.7 million ambulatory visits. Injury-related conditions account for limited duty rates of 40 to 120 days per 100 soldiers per month. The occurrence of a training-related injury is associated with poor long-term military outcomes. Previous studies have found varying injury incidence, but generally, about 25 of men and 45 of women will experience one or more injuries during the course of Marine Corps basic training. The majority of overuse injuries involve the lower extremities and appear to come from physical fitness training activities, specifically running.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Weapons Effects (Biological)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE