Australian Rules Football

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50% of all injuries are in the lower limb (most common are hamstring, groin and anterior cruciate ligament injuries). In the foot – first metatarsophalangeal joint area is the most common reason for podiatric consultations – including sesamoid pathology, blisters and hyperkeratotic lesions. Hamstring strains also seem to be increasing in incidence and usually occur during extreme eccentric contraction.
Boots have 3 types of soles – moulded (preferred by players for comfort; used when studs do not need to completely penetrate ground – usually on harder surfaces), screw ins (when maximum traction is needed; have a stiff sole plate  limits forefoot flexibility; tend to increase fatigue levels), pre-season boot (have smaller rubber studs  excellent traction and comfort on hard surfaces).

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