Association of Medial Longitudinal Arch with foot related quality of life among recreational runners: A Cross-sectional study

Published: 14 April 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/xx8w38dcnx.1


Study design: A Cross-sectional study Purpose: The present study is planned to determine whether any alteration in MLA height has an effect on foot related Quality of Life (QoL) among recreational runners. Methods: A total of 38 recreational runners aged between 18 to 30 years were recruited from sports complex of Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be) University, Mullana-Ambala, Haryana for MLA height measurement via calculating their Arch Height Index (AHI). Runners were then classified as having normal arches if the AHI was between 0.30 to 0.37. The data elicited was then compared with the data obtained from a self-reported Foot and Ankle Ability Measure questionnaire. Significance: The results acquired in the study will help a runner to know ahead in time the variations in structure one’s feet is encountering and will further assist the clinical infirmaries to beforehandedly have precautionary measures to be carried out for refraining the runner to befallen to any injury in the future Keywords: exercise, gait, health status, running, runners



Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation


Foot, Health, Quality of Life