Foot and ankle injuries among martial artists. Results of a survey

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 1998 Jun;88(6):268-78. doi: 10.7547/87507315-88-6-268.


The practice of the martial arts is associated with a variety of lower-extremity injuries. Previous studies of the martial arts have examined injuries to the entire body, while providing only limited information on trauma to the foot and ankle. After a comprehensive review of the literature on martial arts injuries, the authors report the results of a survey on foot and ankle injuries sustained by martial arts practitioners.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Ankle Injuries / epidemiology
  • Ankle Injuries / etiology*
  • Child
  • Data Collection
  • Female
  • Foot Injuries / epidemiology
  • Foot Injuries / etiology*
  • Foot Injuries / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Martial Arts / injuries*
  • Middle Aged
  • Toes / injuries
  • United States / epidemiology