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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428826/the-reliability-of-shear-elastic-modulus-measurement-of-the-ankle-plantar-flexion-muscles-is-higher-at-dorsiflexed-position-of-the-ankle
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Junya Saeki, Tome Ikezoe, Masatoshi Nakamura, Satoru Nishishita, Noriaki Ichihashi
BACKGROUND: Excessive stiffness of lower limb muscles is associated with sports injuries. Therefore, the identification of a reliable measurement of the shear elastic modulus of various ankle plantar flexion muscles is required to evaluate lower leg sports injuries. This study investigated the reliable measurement of the shear elastic modulus of the ankle plantar flexion muscles at different ankle positions. METHODS: Twenty-three healthy young men (25.3 ± 3...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416969/repeatability-and-agreement-of-ultrasonography-with-computed-tomography-for-evaluating-forefoot-structure-in-the-coronal-plane
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Keisuke Matsubara, Tomofumi Matsushita, Yuto Tashiro, Seishiro Tasaka, Takuya Sonoda, Yasuaki Nakayama, Yuki Yokota, Yusuke Suzuki, Mirei Kawagoe, Tomoki Aoyama
BACKGROUND: Forefoot structure is important to understand some foot problems such as hallux valgus and metatarsalgia. Ultrasonography (US) is a highly portable, noninvasive, low cost, and fast imaging method, especially when compared to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and radiography. As the use of US for evaluating forefoot bony structure has not been validated, except for the presence of synovitis, erosions and bursitis within the forefoot in people with inflammatory arthritis, the purpose of this study was to determine whether US is a reliable method for evaluating forefoot structure...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413452/ankle-and-toe-muscle-strength-characteristics-in-runners-with-a-history-of-medial-tibial-stress-syndrome
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Junya Saeki, Masatoshi Nakamura, Sayaka Nakao, Kosuke Fujita, Ko Yanase, Katsuyuki Morishita, Noriaki Ichihashi
BACKGROUND: A high proportion of flexor digitorum longus attachment is found at the posteromedial border of the tibia, which is the most common location of medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). Therefore, plantar flexion strength of the lesser toes could be related to MTSS; however, the relationship between MTSS and muscle strength of the hallux and lesser toes is not yet evaluated due to the lack of quantitative methods. This study investigated the muscle strength characteristics in runners with a history of MTSS by using a newly developed device to measure the muscle strength of the hallux, lesser toes, and ankle...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360943/age-related-reduction-and-independent-predictors-of-toe-flexor-strength-in-middle-aged-men
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Masataka Suwa, Takayuki Imoto, Akira Kida, Mitsunori Iwase, Takashi Yokochi
BACKGROUND: Toe flexor muscles play an important role in posture and locomotion, and poor toe flexor strength is a risk factor for falls. In this cross-sectional study, we estimated the age-related change in toe flexor strength and compared it with that of handgrip strength. Independent factors predicting toe flexor and handgrip strength were also determined. METHODS: A total of 1401 male (aged 35-59 years) study participants were divided into five groups according to their chronological age; 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, and 55-59 years...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331550/experiences-of-mobility-for-people-living-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-who-are-receiving-biologic-drug-therapy-implications-for-podiatry-services
#5
Lucy Sanders, Margaret Donovan-Hall, Alan Borthwick, Catherine J Bowen
BACKGROUND: Despite significant advancements in new treatment modalities for rheumatoid arthritis with biological therapies, foot complications remain a disabling and common feature of the disease. In this study the aim was to explore and describe the personal experiences of people with rheumatoid arthritis in receipt of biologic treatments in a bid to understand the impact of this form of medication on their mobility. METHODS: An interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) was undertaken to explore in depth the individual experience of rheumatoid disease through personal accounts of the patient journey spanning both 'before' and 'after' the instigation of biologic therapy...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293302/3-d-computer-modelling-of-malunited-posterior-malleolar-fractures-effect-of-fragment-size-and-offset-on-ankle-stability-contact-pressure-and-pattern
#6
Teresa Alonso-Rasgado, David Jimenez-Cruz, Michael Karski
BACKGROUND: The positioning of the fracture fragment of a posterior malleolus fracture is critical to healing and a successful outcome as malunion of a posterior malleolar fracture, a condition seen in clinical practice, can affect the dynamics of the ankle joint, cause posterolateral rotational subluxation of the talus and ultimately lead to destruction of the joint. Current consensus is to employ anatomic reduction with internal fixation when the fragment size is larger than 25 to 33% of the tibial plafond...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286569/a-survey-of-people-with-foot-problems-related-to-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-their-educational-needs
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Andrea S Graham, John Stephenson, Anita E Williams
BACKGROUND: Up to 50% of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have foot symptoms at diagnosis, hence early foot health intervention is recommended and this should include patient education. This study identifies, for the first time, the foot health education (FHE) needs of people with RA. METHODS: An online survey of people with RA (n = 543) captured quantitative data in relation to the aims, methods of delivery, content, timing and accessibility of FHE. RESULTS: The majority concurred about the aims of FHE...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270861/computed-tomography-derived-bone-density-measurement-in-the-diabetic-foot
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Alex Barwick, John Tessier, James Mirow, Xanne Janse de Jonge, Vivienne Chuter
BACKGROUND: The accurate and reliable measurement of foot bone density is challenging and there is currently no gold standard technique. Such measurement is particularly valuable in populations at risk of foot bone pathology such as in those with long term diabetes. With research and development, computed tomography may prove to be a useful tool for this assessment. The aim of this study was to establish the reliability of a novel method of foot bone density measurement in people with diabetes using computed tomography...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191040/moisturisers-for-the-treatment-of-foot-xerosis-a-systematic-review
#9
REVIEW
Justin Parker, Rolf Scharfbillig, Sara Jones
BACKGROUND: Xerosis, literally dryness of the skin, of the foot is a common condition encountered clinically, which can lead to discomfort and predisposition to infection. Currently, there are no evidence-based recommendations on which moisturiser formulations best alleviate xerotic symptoms. The aim of this review was to guide clinical practice in the treatment of primary and diabetes related foot xerosis, by identifying from the existing literature the most effective ingredient or formulation of topical treatments for symptoms of primary foot xerosis in the general population...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174605/plug-in-gait-calculation-of-the-knee-adduction-moment-in-people-with-knee-osteoarthritis-during-shod-walking-comparison-of-two-different-foot-marker-models
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Kade L Paterson, Rana S Hinman, Ben R Metcalf, Kim L Bennell, Tim V Wrigley
BACKGROUND: Understanding how kinematic multi-segment foot modelling influences the utility of Plug-in-Gait calculations of the knee adduction moment (KAM) during shod walking is relevant to knee osteoarthritis (OA). Multi-segment foot markers placed on the skin through windows cut in to the shoe provide a more accurate representation of foot mechanics than the traditional marker set used by Plug-in-Gait, which uses fewer markers, placed on the shoe itself. We aimed to investigate whether Plug-in-Gait calculation of the KAM differed when using a kinematic multi-segment foot model compared to the traditional Plug-in-Gait marker set...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174604/challenging-the-foundations-of-the-clinical-model-of-foot-function-further-evidence-that-the-root-model-assessments-fail-to-appropriately-classify-foot-function
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Hannah L Jarvis, Christopher J Nester, Peter D Bowden, Richard K Jones
BACKGROUND: The Root model of normal and abnormal foot function remains the basis for clinical foot orthotic practice globally. Our aim was to investigate the relationship between foot deformities and kinematic compensations that are the foundations of the model. METHODS: A convenience sample of 140 were screened and 100 symptom free participants aged 18-45 years were invited to participate. The static biomechanical assessment described by the Root model was used to identify five foot deformities...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163787/statistical-shape-models-of-cuboid-navicular-and-talus-bones
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Aleksandra U Melinska, Patryk Romaszkiewicz, Justyna Wagel, Bartlomiej Antosik, Marek Sasiadek, D Robert Iskander
BACKGROUND: The aim was to develop statistical shape models of the main human tarsal bones that would result in novel representations of cuboid, navicular and talus. METHODS: Fifteen right and 15 left retrospectively collected computed tomography data sets from male individuals, aged from 17 to 63 years, with no known foot pathology were collected. Data were gathered from 30 different subjects. A process of model building includes image segmentation, unifying feature position, mathematical shape description and obtaining statistical shape geometry...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138341/the-foot-orthoses-versus-hip-exercises-fohx-trial-for-patellofemoral-pain-a-protocol-for-a-randomized-clinical-trial-to-determine-if-foot-mobility-is-associated-with-better-outcomes-from-foot-orthoses
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Mark Matthews, Michael Skovdal Rathleff, Andrew Claus, Tom McPoil, Robert Nee, Kay Crossley, Jessica Kasza, Sanjoy Paul, Rebecca Mellor, Bill Vicenzino
BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is a prevalent, often recalcitrant and multifactorial knee pain condition. One method to optimize treatment outcome is to tailor treatments to the patient's presenting characteristics. Foot orthoses and hip exercises are two such treatments for PFP with proven efficacy yet target different ends of the lower limb with different proposed mechanisms of effect. These treatments have not been compared head-to-head, so there is a dearth of evidence for which to use clinically...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138340/the-experience-of-foot-problems-and-decisions-to-access-foot-care-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-qualitative-study
#14
Oonagh Wilson, John Kirwan, Emma Dures, Enid Quest, Sarah Hewlett
BACKGROUND: Although foot problems are common in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the consequences of foot problems from the patient perspective have not been fully explored. The aims of this study were to explore the experience of foot problems and decisions to access foot care services or not in patients with RA. METHODS: Semi structured, one-to-one interviews with patients recruited from 2 UK rheumatology units, purposively sampled for self-reported foot problems and a range of personal/disease characteristics...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096901/exploring-musculoskeletal-injuries-in-the-podiatry-profession-an-international-cross-sectional-study
#15
Cylie M Williams, Stefania Penkala, Peter Smith, Terry Haines, Kelly-Ann Bowles
BACKGROUND: Workplace injury is an international costly burden. Health care workers are an essential component to managing musculoskeletal disorders, however in doing this, they may increase their own susceptibility. While there is substantial evidence about work-related musculoskeletal disorders across the health workforce, understanding risk factors in specific occupational groups, such as podiatry, is limited. The primary aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and intensity of work related low back pain in podiatrists...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070223/medical-grade-footwear-the-impact-of-fit-and-comfort
#16
Bessie Hurst, Helen Branthwaite, Andrew Greenhalgh, Nachiappan Chockalingam
BACKGROUND: Pressure-related skin lesions on the digits are a significant cause of discomfort. Most foot pain related to ill-fitting shoes occurs in the forefoot and digital areas. Pain has been associated with poor shoe fit, reduced toe box volume, as well as contour and shape of the shoe Off-the-shelf medical-grade footwear is designed as an intervention for chronic lesions on the digits. These shoes are designed with a flexible neoprene fabric upper that is thought to reduce pressure on the forefoot and reduce discomfort associated with ill-fitting shoes...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018488/relationship-between-patient-reported-outcome-measures-prom-and-three-measures-of-foot-ankle-alignment-in-patients-with-metatarsal-head-pain-a-cross-sectional-study
#17
Manuel González-Sánchez, Esther Velasco-Ramos, Maria Ruiz Muñoz, Antonio I Cuesta-Vargas
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study is to establish the relationship between foot-ankle patient-reported outcome measures (PROM) and three measures of foot-ankle alignment (MoFAA) in patients with metatarsal head pain. METHODS: A cross-sectional study where 206 patients completed three PROMs and a clinician recorded three MoFAA bilaterally (three times each). A reliability analysis of the MoFAA, a correlation analysis (between MoFAA and PROM) and regression analysis (dependent variable: PROM; independent variables: MoFAA) were performed...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980685/a-targeted-screening-method-for-non-invasive-vascular-assessment-of-the-lower-limb
#18
MULTICENTER STUDY
Peta Ellen Tehan, Vivienne Helaine Chuter
BACKGROUND: Podiatrists routinely perform non-invasive lower limb vascular assessment, however frequently cite time as a major barrier in performing regular assessment. The aim of this study was to develop an evidence-based vascular assessment method to guide podiatrists' decision-making processes to aid in timely vascular assessment in at risk populations. METHOD: The sample underwent brachial pressure measurement, ankle pressures, toe pressure and Doppler waveform with colour duplex ultrasound (CFDU) used as the reference standard...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980684/the-relationship-between-foot-posture-index-ankle-equinus-body-mass-index-and-intermetatarsal-neuroma
#19
Reza Naraghi, Alexandra Bremner, Linda Slack-Smith, Alan Bryant
BACKGROUND: The main purpose of this study was to investigate the presence of an association between intermetatarsal neuroma and foot type, as measured by the Foot Posture Index. The study also examined whether there was a relationship between foot type and the interspace affected with intermetatarsal neuroma, and whether ankle equinus or body mass index had an effect. METHODS: In total, 100 participants were recruited from The University of Western Australia's Podiatry Clinic, 68 of whom were diagnosed with inter-metatarsal neuroma from 2009 to 2015...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980683/clinical-measures-of-static-foot-posture-do-not-agree
#20
Ben Langley, Mary Cramp, Stewart C Morrison
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the level of agreement between common clinical foot classification measures. METHODS: Static foot assessment was undertaken using the Foot Posture Index (FPI-6), rearfoot angle (RFA), medial longitudinal arch angle (MLAA) and navicular drop (ND) in 30 participants (29 ± 6 years, 1.72 ± 0.08 m, 75 ± 18 kg). The right foot was measured on two occasions by one rater within the same test environment...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
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