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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533627/reduced-foot-pain-after-spasticity-control-with-alcohol-block-in-a-patient-with-chronic-hemiparetic-stroke-a-case-report
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Min Cheol Chang
[Purpose] This study report a case of a patient with hemiparetic stroke who showed significantly reduced foot pain when ankle spasticity was reduced using nerve and motor point blocks with 20% ethyl alcohol. [Subject and Methods] A 58-year-old woman with left hemiparesis following intracranial hemorrhage five years previously presented with pain in the left fifth metatarsal head for two years (numeric rating scale[NRS]: 8). Erythema and edema were observed on the lateral aspect of the head of the fifth metatarsal bone...
April 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533608/changes-of-gait-parameters-following-constrained-weight-shift-training-in-patients-with-stroke
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Seok Hyun Nam, Sung Min Son, Kyoung Kim
[Purpose] This study aimed to investigate the effects of training involving compelled weight shift on the paretic lower limb on gait parameters and plantar pressure distribution in patients with stroke. [Subjects and Methods] Forty-five stroke patients participated in the study and were randomly divided into: group with a 5-mm lift on the non-paretic side for constrained weight shift training (5: constrained weight shift training) (n=15); group with a 10-mm lift on the non-paretic side for constrained weight shift training (10: constrained weight shift training) (n=15); or the control group (n=15)...
April 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533601/plantar-pressure-differences-among-adults-with-mild-flexible-flatfoot-severe-flexible-flatfoot-and-normal-foot-when-walking-on-level-surface-walking-upstairs-and-downstairs
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Jun Na Zhai, Jue Wang, Yu Sheng Qiu
[Purpose] This study observed the plantar pressure between flexible flatfoot and normal foot on different walking conditions to find out if flexible flatfoot needs the treatment and how the plantar pressure change while walking upstairs and downstairs. [Subjects and Methods] Fifteen adults with mild flexible flatfoot, fifteen adults with severe flexible flatfoot and fifteen adults with normal foot were examined while walking on a level surface, walking up and down 10 cm and 20 cm stairs. The max force and the arch index were acquired using the RSscan system...
April 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527835/biomechanical-study-on-surgical-fixation-methods-for-minimally-invasive-treatment-of-hallux-valgus
#4
Rui Mao, Junchao Guo, Chenyu Luo, Yubo Fan, Jianmin Wen, Lizhen Wang
Hallux valgus (HV) was one of the most frequent female foot deformities. The aim of this study was to evaluate mechanical responses and stabilities of the Kirschner, bandage and fiberglass fixations after the distal metatarsal osteotomy in HV treatment. Surface traction of different forefoot regions in bandage fixation and the biomechanical behavior of fiberglass bandage material were measured by a pressure sensor device and a mechanical testing, respectively. A three-dimensional foot finite element (FE) model was developed to simulate the three fixation methods (Kirschner, bandage and fiberglass fixations) in weight bearing...
May 17, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523836/a-case-series-of-verrucae-vulgares-mimicking-hyperkeratosis-in-individuals-with-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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D R Quast, M A Nauck, F G Bechara, J J Meier
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulcers are a common complication in the advanced stages of diabetes mellitus. Certain lesions may be refractory to usual treatments with prolonged healing. In these cases, differential diagnoses to classical ulcers should be considered. Although plantar warts are a common and easy-to-diagnose finding in the general population, diagnosis can be challenging in people with diabetic foot ulcers, as they mimic hyperkeratosis in these people. CASE REPORT: We report seven cases of people with diabetic foot ulcers and verrucae vulgares mimicking treatment-refractory hyperkeratosis, presenting to our centre between 2014 and 2016...
May 19, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513212/an-optical-fiber-based-smart-textile-smart-socks-to-manage-biomechanical-risk-factors-associated-with-diabetic-foot-amputation
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Bijan Najafi, Hooman Mohseni, Gurtej S Grewal, Talal K Talal, Robert A Menzies, David G Armstrong
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to validate a smart-textile based on fiber-optics for simultaneous measurement of plantar temperature, pressure, and joint angles in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). METHODS: After in-vitro validation in the laboratory, 33 eligible subjects with DPN were recruited (age: 58 ± 8 years, BMI: 31.5 ± 8 kg/m(2)) for assessing plantar pressure and temperature during habitual gait-speed in a clinical-setting. All participants were asked to walk at their habitual speed while wearing a pair of sensorized socks made from highly flexible fiber optics (SmartSox)...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499363/predictors-of-response-to-prefabricated-foot-orthoses-or-rocker-sole-footwear-in-individuals-with-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint-osteoarthritis
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Hylton B Menz, Maria Auhl, Jade M Tan, Pazit Levinger, Edward Roddy, Shannon E Munteanu
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (1st MTPJ OA) is a common and disabling condition commonly managed with footwear and orthotic interventions. The objective of this study was to identify factors associated with a successful treatment response in people with 1st MTPJ OA provided with prefabricated orthoses or rocker-sole footwear as part of a randomised clinical trial. METHODS: People with 1st MTPJ OA (n = 88) who participated in a randomised trial were allocated to receive prefabricated foot orthoses (n = 47) or rocker-sole footwear (n = 41) and completed a baseline questionnaire including information on demographics, anthropometrics, general health, pain characteristics (including the Foot Health Status Questionnaire [FHSQ] and Foot Function Index [FFI]) and perceptions of the interventions, and a clinical assessment of foot posture, range of motion, radiographic severity and in-shoe plantar pressures...
May 12, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497718/the-biomechanical-effects-and-perceived-comfort-of-textile-fabricated-insoles-during-straight-line-walking
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Wai-Ting Lo, Del P Wong, Kit-Lun Yick, Sun Pui Ng, Joanne Yip
BACKGROUND: Orthotic insoles that are made of foam material often have less breathability and thus cause discomfort to the wearer. Given that a sandwich structure offers better porosity and breathability that would improve comfort, the impact of custom-made insoles made with three-dimensional spacer fabric is studied. OBJECTIVES: To examine the biomechanical effects and subjective comfort of spacer-fabric insoles during walking. STUDY DESIGN: Repeated measures...
May 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493868/vertical-ground-reaction-force-marker-for-parkinson-s-disease
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Md Nafiul Alam, Amanmeet Garg, Tamanna Tabassum Khan Munia, Reza Fazel-Rezai, Kouhyar Tavakolian
Parkinson's disease (PD) patients regularly exhibit abnormal gait patterns. Automated differentiation of abnormal gait from normal gait can serve as a potential tool for early diagnosis as well as monitoring the effect of PD treatment. The aim of current study is to differentiate PD patients from healthy controls, on the basis of features derived from plantar vertical ground reaction force (VGRF) data during walking at normal pace. The current work presents a comprehensive study highlighting the efficacy of different machine learning classifiers towards devising an accurate prediction system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484892/subject-specific-optimisation-of-the-stiffness-of-footwear-material-for-maximum-plantar-pressure-reduction
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Panagiotis E Chatzistergos, Roozbeh Naemi, Aoife Healy, Peter Gerth, Nachiappan Chockalingam
Current selection of cushioning materials for therapeutic footwear and orthoses is based on empirical and anecdotal evidence. The aim of this investigation is to assess the biomechanical properties of carefully selected cushioning materials and to establish the basis for patient-specific material optimisation. For this purpose, bespoke cushioning materials with qualitatively similar mechanical behaviour but different stiffness were produced. Healthy volunteers were asked to stand and walk on materials with varying stiffness and their capacity for pressure reduction was assessed...
May 9, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483557/six-week-transition-to-minimalist-shoes-improves-running-economy-and-time-trial-performance
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Joel T Fuller, Dominic Thewlis, Margarita D Tsiros, Nicholas A T Brown, Jonathan D Buckley
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated if gradually introducing runners to minimalist shoes during training improved running economy and time-trial performance compared to training in conventional shoes. Changes in stride rate, stride length, footfall pattern and ankle plantar-flexor strength were also investigated. DESIGN: Randomised parallel intervention trial. METHODS: 61 trained runners gradually increased the amount of running performed in either minimalist (n=31) or conventional (n=30) shoes during a six-week standardised training program...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482622/nonlinear-dynamics-of-skin-blood-flow-response-to-mechanical-and-thermal-stresses-in-the-plantar-foot-of-diabetics-with-peripheral-neuropathy
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Fuyuan Liao, Yih-Kuen Jan
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) are a major complication in diabetics. Impaired microvascular reactivity is a major contributor to the development of DFU and has been traditionally quantified by time-domain or frequency-domain measures of skin blood flow (SBF). These measures, however, are unable to characterize the changes of nonlinear dynamics of SBF associated with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate altered nonlinear dynamics of skin blood flow in the plantar foot of diabetics with peripheral neuropathy...
May 5, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476511/training-of-support-afferentation-in-postmenopausal-women
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O M Bazanova, N V Kholodina, E D Nikolenko, J Payet
We have recently shown a diminishing of the Menopause Index in old-aged women who underwent special training directed at the enhancement of support afferentation by increasing the plantar forefoot sensitivity (Bazanova et al., 2015). Based on these results we hypothesized, that purposeful training of support afferentation through stimulation of plantar graviceptors by Aikido practice will decrease excessive postural and psychoemotional tension not only in rest condition, but during cognitive and manual task performance too...
May 2, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472092/influence-of-slope-steepness-foot-position-and-turn-phase-on-plantar-pressure-distribution-during-giant-slalom-alpine-ski-racing
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Thomas Falda-Buscaiot, Frédérique Hintzy, Patrice Rougier, Patrick Lacouture, Nicolas Coulmy
The purpose of this study was to investigate the evolution of ground reaction force during alpine skiing turns. Specifically, this study investigated how turn phases and slope steepness affected the whole foot normal GRF pattern while performing giant slalom turns in a race-like setting. Moreover, the outside foot was divided into different plantar regions to see whether those parameters affected the plantar pressure distribution. Eleven skiers performed one giant slalom course at race intensity. Runs were recorded synchronously using a video camera in the frontal plane and pressure insoles under both feet's plantar surface...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459164/effectiveness-of-total-contact-orthosis-for-plantar-pressure-redistribution-in-neuropathic-diabetic-patients-during-different-walking-activities
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Muhammad Nouman, Wipawan Leelasamran, Surapong Chatpun
BACKGROUND: Using a total contact orthosis (TCO) is an effective method to offload in diabetic patients with foot neuropathy. However, the redistribution of peak plantar pressure is mostly observed during level walking, which may differ from other walking activities. The aim of this study was to investigate the plantar pressure from 4 regions of the foot during different walking activities (level walking, ramp ascending, ramp descending, stair ascending, and stair descending) in neuropathic diabetic patients with and without a TCO...
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446388/medial-shoe-ground-pressure-and-specific-running-injuries-a-1-year-prospective-cohort-study
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René B K Brund, Sten Rasmussen, Rasmus O Nielsen, Uwe G Kersting, Uffe Laessoe, Michael Voigt
OBJECTIVES: Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciopathy and medial tibial stress syndrome injuries (APM-injuries) account for approximately 25% of the total number of running injuries amongst recreational runners. Reports on the association between static foot pronation and APM-injuries are contradictory. Possibly, dynamic measures of pronation may display a stronger relationship with the risk of APM-injuries. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to investigate if running distance until the first APM-injury was dependent on the foot balance during stance phase in recreational male runners...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425251/evaluation-of-plantar-pressure-distributions-in-patients-with-anteriorcruciate-ligament-deficiency-preoperative-and-postoperative-changes
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Engin Çetin, Mehmet Ali Deveci, Murat Songür, Hamza Özer, Sacit Turanli
BACKGROUND/AIM: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) deficiency results in several kinematic changes in the lower extremities. The aim of this study is to define the plantar pressure parameters in ACL-deficient patients and to show the effect of ACL reconstruction on dynamic plantar pressure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty patients with unilateral ACL rupture and 40 healthy controls were included in this study. Dynamic plantar pressures of both groups were recorded by the EMED SF-2 system during level walking...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422549/obesity-is-associated-with-altered-plantar-pressure-distribution-in-elderly-women
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Silvia Gonçalves Ricci Neri, André Bonadias Gadelha, Ana Luiza Matias Correia, Juscélia Cristina Pereira, Ana Cristina de David, Ricardo Moreno Lima
Increased plantar pressure has been found to be related with greater risk of falling. Although there is evidence suggesting that obesity is linked to foot disorders, the association between obesity and plantar pressure of older adults has been poorly investigated. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between obesity and plantar pressure distribution and to explore its relationship with body fat distribution. Two hundred and eleven elderly women took part in this cross-sectional study. Body mass index were taken for obesity classification...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385920/blood-pressure-and-calf-muscle-oxygen-extraction-during-plantar-flexion-exercise-in-peripheral-artery-disease
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J Carter Luck, Amanda J Miller, Faisal Aziz, John F Radtka, David N Proctor, Urs A Leuenberger, Lawrence I Sinoway, Matthew D Muller
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is an atherosclerotic vascular disease that affects 200 million worldwide. While PAD primarily affects large arteries, it is also associated with microvascular dysfunction, an exaggerated blood pressure (BP) response to exercise, and high cardiovascular mortality. We hypothesized that fatiguing plantar flexion exercise that evokes claudication elicits a greater reduction in skeletal muscle oxygenation (SmO2) and a higher rise in BP in PAD compared to age-matched healthy subjects, but low-intensity steady state plantar flexion elicits similar responses between groups...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367189/the-biomechanical-study-of-the-influence-to-the-forefoot-plantar-pressure-of-the-first-tarsometatarsal-joint-fracture-dislocation-fixed-by-three-different-implants
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Xiao Yu, Qing-Jiang Pang, Xian-Jun Chen
OBJECTIVES: To study the influence of forefoot plantar pressure of the first tarsometatarsal joint fracture-dislocation by three different implants to provide experimental reference in selecting implants. METHODS: Eight fresh foot specimens were made into the models of the first tarsometatarsal joint fracture-dislocation, which were fixed with 3.5 mm cortical screw, 1/4 tubular plate and compressive staple in turn. After the loading of 600N, the changes of the plantar pressure in forefoot were measured by the method of the F-scan plantar pressure system...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
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