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Does playing sports wearing shoes with studs/spikes/cleats increase the risk of knee injury?

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Dr. Joseph De santi
Family Medicine
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In brief: Spikes & Sports

The answer is yes and no.
Shoes with "traction enhanced" surfaces came into vogue as sports participation evolved onto different artfiicial playing fields. Slips often caused hyperextension injuries. Rotational injuries are more common today due to force transmission up the leg to the knee and hip courtesy of a well entrenched foot. A well conditioned athlete can compensate with training.

In brief: Spikes & Sports

The answer is yes and no.
Shoes with "traction enhanced" surfaces came into vogue as sports participation evolved onto different artfiicial playing fields. Slips often caused hyperextension injuries. Rotational injuries are more common today due to force transmission up the leg to the knee and hip courtesy of a well entrenched foot. A well conditioned athlete can compensate with training.
Dr. Joseph De santi
Dr. Joseph De santi
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In brief: It can be a factor

Using spikes or cleats help to grip the ground and prevent slipping but if hit or turned and the spikes don't release they can create increased torque and pressure on the ankle & knee.

In brief: It can be a factor

Using spikes or cleats help to grip the ground and prevent slipping but if hit or turned and the spikes don't release they can create increased torque and pressure on the ankle & knee.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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