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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417667/immediate-and-short-term-biomechanical-adaptation-of-habitual-barefoot-runners-who-start-shod-running
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Ivan P H Au, Fannie O Y Lau, Winko W An, Janet H Zhang, Tony L Chen, Roy T H Cheung
This study investigated the immediate and short-term effects of minimalist shoes (MS) and traditional running shoes (TRS) on vertical loading rates, foot strike pattern and lower limb kinematics in a group of habitual barefoot runners. Twelve habitual barefoot runners were randomly given a pair of MS or TRS and were asked to run with the prescribed shoes for 1 month. Outcome variables were obtained before, immediate after and 1 month after shoe prescription. Average and instantaneous vertical loading rates at the 1-month follow-up were significantly higher than that at the pre-shod session (P < 0...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394676/communication-of-contrast-in-the-flexor-hallucis-longus-tendon-with-other-pedal-tendons-at-the-master-knot-of-henry
#2
Sayed Ali, Nicole L Griffin, Whitney Ellis, Andrew J Meyr
It is important to have a full appreciation of lower-extremity anatomical relationships before undertaking diabetic foot surgery. We sought to evaluate the potential for communication of the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon with other pedal tendons and plantar foot compartments at the master knot of Henry and to provide cadaveric images and computed tomographic (CT) scans of such communications. Computed tomography and subsequent anatomical dissection were performed on embalmed cadaveric limbs. Initially, 5 to 10 mL (1:4 dilution) of iohexol and normal saline was injected into the FHL sheath as it coursed between the two hallux sesamoids...
March 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390293/comparison-of-foot-muscle-morphology-and-foot-kinematics-between-recreational-runners-with-normal-feet-and-with-asymptomatic-over-pronated-feet
#3
Xianyi Zhang, Jeroen Aeles, Benedicte Vanwanseele
Over-pronated feet are common in adults and are associated with lower limb injuries. Studying the foot muscle morphology and foot kinematic patterns is important for understanding the mechanism of over-pronation related injuries. The aim of this study is to compare the foot muscle morphology and foot inter-segmental kinematics between recreational runners with normal feet and those with asymptomatic over-pronated feet. A total of 26 recreational runners (17 had normal feet and 9 had over-pronated feet) participated in this study and their foot type was assessed using the 6-item Foot Posture Index...
March 31, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345173/increasing-preferred-step-rate-during-running-reduces-plantar-pressures
#4
James M Gerrard, Daniel R Bonanno
Increasing preferred step rate during running is a commonly used strategy in the management of running-related injuries. This study investigated the effect of different step rates on plantar pressures during running. Thirty-two healthy runners ran at a comfortable speed on a treadmill at five step rates (preferred, ±5%, and ±10%). For each step rate, plantar pressure data were collected using the pedar-X in-shoe system. Compared to running with a preferred step rate, a 10% increase in step rate significantly reduced peak pressure (144...
March 27, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272012/accuracy-of-the-ankle-brachial-index-in-the-assessment-of-arterial-perfusion-of-heel-pressure-injuries
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Amanda Crowell, Andrew J Meyr
BACKGROUND: The evaluation and treatment of heel pressure injuries are a significant and expensive sequela of the aging population. Although the workup of patients with lower extremity tissue loss usually involves an assessment of the arterial blood flow by means of noninvasive vascular testing, the results may be misleading in patients with heel pressure injuries when the ankle-brachial index (ABI) does not provide direct information about perfusion of the rearfoot. The objective of this retrospective, observational investigation was to determine if noninvasive vascular testing provides accurate and reliable results in patients with heel pressure injuries...
February 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262467/quantitative-assessment-of-peroneal-artery-pressure-at-the-ankle-with-noninvasive-vascular-testing
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Whitney Ellis-McConnell, Amanda Taylor, Patrick Kelly, Andrew J Meyr
Although the foot and ankle derives its arterial supply from a combination of the anterior tibial artery (ATA), posterior tibial artery (PTA), and peroneal artery (PA), the focus of clinical examination techniques and noninvasive vascular testing is primarily on the ATA and PTA and not on the PA. The objectives of the present investigation were to evaluate the feasibility of incorporating an assessment of the PA into a noninvasive vascular testing protocol and to collect normative data of pressure measurements of the PA at the ankle...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257426/effects-of-different-medial-arch-support-heights-on-rearfoot-kinematics
#7
Gunnar Wahmkow, Michael Cassel, Frank Mayer, Heiner Baur
BACKGROUND: Foot orthoses are usually assumed to be effective by optimizing mechanically dynamic rearfoot configuration. However, the effect from a foot orthosis on kinematics that has been demonstrated scientifically has only been marginal. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of different heights in medial arch-supported foot orthoses on rear foot motion during gait. METHODS: Nineteen asymptomatic runners (36±11years, 180±5cm, 79±10kg; 41±22km/week) participated in the study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242379/plantar-fascia-segmentation-and-thickness-estimation-in-ultrasound-images
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Abdelhafid Boussouar, Farid Meziane, Gillian Crofts
Ultrasound (US) imaging offers significant potential in diagnosis of plantar fascia (PF) injury and monitoring treatment. In particular US imaging has been shown to be reliable in foot and ankle assessment and offers a real-time effective imaging technique that is able to reliably confirm structural changes, such as thickening, and identify changes in the internal echo structure associated with diseased or damaged tissue. Despite the advantages of US imaging, images are difficult to interpret during medical assessment...
February 20, 2017: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157573/foot-segmental-mobility-during-subphases-of-running-comparative-study-between-two-striking-patterns
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Helen Peters, Kevin Deschamps, Giovanni Arnoldo Matricali, Filip Staes
OBJECTIVES: The literature lacks comparative data regarding foot segmental mobility in rearfoot (RFS) and midfoot striking (MFS) patterns. The aim of the study is to quantify the foot segmental mobility during distinct subphases of stance in presence of both striking patterns. METHODS: Twelve participants were instructed to run barefoot at a constant speed of 3.3m/s on a 10-m walkway, while adopting a RFS and a MFS pattern. Multi-segment foot mobility during the impact phase, the absorption phase and the generation phase was subsequently calculated and compared between both conditions...
January 16, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149661/biomechanical-podiatric-evaluation-in-an-italian-cohort-of-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-a-pilot-study
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Susanna Maddali Bongi, Giovanni Ravenni, Benedetta Ciampi, Angela Del Rosso, Khadija El Aoufy
OBJECTIVE: Foot problems are often present in Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) patients, however studies regarding podiatric problems related to SSc are lacking and there are no data evaluating the foot biomechanical changes. The aim of the present pilot study was to evaluate podiatric problems in an Italian cohort of SSc patients by assessing received podiatric services, foot pain and disability and biomechanical foot deformity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 25 consecutive SSc patients were enrolled from the Division of Rheumatology, University of Florence...
December 2016: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129518/body-mass-and-weekly-training-distance-influence-the-pain-and-injuries-experienced-by-runners-using-minimalist-shoes-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Joel T Fuller, Dominic Thewlis, Jonathan D Buckley, Nicholas A T Brown, Joseph Hamill, Margarita D Tsiros
BACKGROUND: Minimalist shoes have been popularized as a safe alternative to conventional running shoes. However, a paucity of research is available investigating the longer-term safety of minimalist shoes. PURPOSE: To compare running-related pain and injury between minimalist and conventional shoes in trained runners and to investigate interactions between shoe type, body mass, and weekly training distance. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial; Level of evidence, 2...
April 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095359/gait-deviations-associated-with-plantar-heel-pain-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Adam Phillips, Shane McClinton
BACKGROUND: Plantar heel pain is a common foot disorder associated with significant pain and gait-related disability. The aim of this systematic review was to identify gait deviations associated with plantar heel pain. METHODS: A systematic review of articles with quantitative gait variables in individuals with plantar heel pain was conducted using the CINAHL, MEDLINE, Scopus, and Embase databases. Methodological quality was assessed using the modified Downs and Black criteria and used along with the number of studies per gait variable to determine level of evidence...
February 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063387/effects-of-chronic-ankle-instability-on-kinetics-kinematics-and-muscle-activity-during-walking-and-running-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Gabriel Moisan, Martin Descarreaux, Vincent Cantin
The aim of this study is to systematically review and appraise studies assessing the effects of chronic ankle instability (CAI) on kinetics, kinematics and muscle activity during walking and running. The primary search was conducted in PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, AMED and SPORTDiscus. Only studies that compared participants with CAI with healthy participants and assessed kinetics, kinematics or muscle activity during walking or running were included. The risk of bias assessment was conducted using a modified version of the Quality Index checklist...
December 29, 2016: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033051/plantar-pressure-during-gait-in-pregnant-women
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Jeanne Bertuit, Clara Leyh, Marcel Rooze, Véronique Feipel
BACKGROUND: During pregnancy, physical and hormonal modifications occur. Morphologic alterations of the feet are found. These observations can induce alterations in plantar pressure. This study sought to investigate plantar pressures during gait in the last 4 months of pregnancy and in the postpartum period. A comparison with nulliparous women was conducted to investigate plantar pressure modifications during pregnancy. METHODS: Fifty-eight women in the last 4 months of pregnancy, nine postpartum women, and 23 healthy nonpregnant women (control group) performed gait trials on an electronic walkway at preferred speeds...
November 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992250/impact-of-a-long-run-on-injury-related-biomechanics-with-relation-to-weekly-mileage-in-trained-male-runners
#15
Max R Paquette, Daniel A Melcher
The purposes of this study were to compare selected biomechanical variables before and after a long run, and to assess the relationship between weekly running volume and changes in lower limb biomechanics after the run. Twelve trained habitual rearfoot strike male runners ran overground before and after a treadmill long run while kinematic and kinetic data were recorded. Repeated measures analysis of variance and Cohen's d effect sizes were used to compare kinematic and kinetic variables before and after the run...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935426/joint-stiffness-and-running-economy-during-imposed-forefoot-strike-before-and-after-a-long-run-in-rearfoot-strike-runners
#16
Daniel A Melcher, Max R Paquette, Brian K Schilling, Richard J Bloomer
Research has focused on the effects of acute strike pattern modifications on lower extremity joint stiffness and running economy (RE). Strike pattern modifications on running biomechanics have mostly been studied while runners complete short running bouts. This study examined the effects of an imposed forefoot strike (FFS) on RE and ankle and knee joint stiffness before and after a long run in habitual rearfoot strike (RFS) runners. Joint kinetics and RE were collected before and after a long run. Sagittal joint kinetics were computed from kinematic and ground reaction force data that were collected during over-ground running trials in 13 male runners...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904801/midfoot-and-forefoot-involvement-in-lateral-ankle-sprains-and-chronic-ankle-instability-part-1-anatomy-and-biomechanics
#17
John J Fraser, Mark A Feger, Jay Hertel
The modern human foot is the culmination of more than five million years of evolution. The ankle-foot complex absorbs forces during loading, accommodates uneven surfaces, and acts as a lever for efficient propulsion. The ankle-foot complex has six independent functional segments that should be understood for proper assessment and treatment of foot and ankle injuries: the shank, rearfoot, midfoot, lateral forefoot, and the medial forefoot. The compliance of the individual segments of the foot is dependent on velocity, task, and active and passive coupling mechanisms within each of the foot segments...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863793/plantar-pressure-asymmetry-and-risk-of-stress-injuries-in-the-foot-of-young-soccer-players
#18
Renato R Azevedo, Emmanuel S da Rocha, Pedro S Franco, Felipe P Carpes
BACKGROUND: Asymmetries in the magnitude of plantar pressure are considered a risk factor for stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal in soccer athletes. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the presence of plantar pressure asymmetries among young soccer athletes. DESIGN: Observational. SETTING: Laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty young adolescents divided into a soccer player group (n = 15) or a matched control group (n = 15)...
March 2017: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849289/external-rotation-elastic-bands-at-the-lower-limb-decrease-rearfoot-eversion-during-walking-a-preliminary-proof-of-concept
#19
Thales R Souza, Vanessa L Araújo, Paula L Silva, Viviane O C Carvalhais, Renan A Resende, Sérgio T Fonseca
Background: Reducing rearfoot eversion is a commonly desired effect in clinical practice to prevent or treat musculoskeletal dysfunction. Interventions that pull the lower limb into external rotation may reduce rearfoot eversion. Objective: This study investigated whether the use of external rotation elastic bands, of different levels of stiffness, will decrease rearfoot eversion during walking. We hypothesized that the use of elastic bands would decrease rearfoot eversion and that the greater the band stiffness, the greater the eversion reduction...
November 7, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834504/redistribution-of-mechanical-work-at-the-knee-and-ankle-joints-during-fast-running-in-minimalist-shoes
#20
Joel T Fuller, Jonathan D Buckley, Margarita D Tsiros, Nicholas A T Brown, Dominic Thewlis
CONTEXT: Minimalist shoes have been suggested as a way to alter running biomechanics to improve running performance and reduce injuries. However, to date, researchers have only considered the effect of minimalist shoes at slow running speeds. OBJECTIVE: To determine if runners change foot-strike pattern and alter the distribution of mechanical work at the knee and ankle joints when running at a fast speed in minimalist shoes compared with conventional running shoes...
October 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
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