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Thomas G McPoil, Jessica Ford, Joel Fundaun, Chelsea Gallegos, Andrew Kinney, Peter McMillan, Jessica Murphy, Elliot Sky, Derrick Torba, Michael Bade
Previous studies have successfully used the longitudinal arch angle (LAA) to assess foot posture, but the measurement consistency and ability of the LAA to predict dynamic foot posture during activity in a variety of foot types have not been evaluated. The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability of the LAA as well as if the clinical method of assessing the LAA could be used to predict the LAA at midstance during walking for supinated, normal, and pronated foot types. The Arch Height Ratio was used to select 35 participants with 12 supinated, 46 normal, and 12 pronated feet...
September 20, 2016: Foot
Marco Hagen, Gerrit Schwiertz, Karl B Landorf, Hylton B Menz, George S Murley
The pronators and supinators play a key role in the medio-lateral stability of the ankle joint complex (i.e. talo-crural and subtalar joints). We hypothesized that each shank muscle has a specific activation pattern determined by its anatomical course around the axes of the subtalar and talo-crural joints. A secondary objective was to examine the effect of foot posture on these activation patterns. Forty-nine young adults (25 normal-arched feet, 24 flat-arched feet) performed maximum voluntary isometric contractions against manual resistance in four movement directions: plantarflexion (PF), dorsiflexion (DF), pronation (PRO) and supination (SUP)...
October 6, 2016: Human Movement Science
Kathleen Hartwich, Alejandro Lorente Gomez, Jaroslaw Pyrc, Radosław Gut, Stefan Rammelt, René Grass
BACKGROUND: We performed a biomechanical comparison of 2 methods for operative stabilization of pronation-abduction stage III ankle fractures; group 1: Anterior-posterior lag screws fixing the posterior tibial fragment and lateral fibula plating (LSLFP) versus group 2: locked plate fixation of the posterior tibial fragment and posterior antiglide plate fixation of the fibula (LPFP). METHODS: Seven pairs of fresh-frozen osteoligamentous lower leg specimens (2 male, and 5 female donors) were used for the biomechanical testing...
September 26, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
Tomonori Sawada, Kazuki Tokuda, Kenji Tanimoto, Yoshitaka Iwamoto, Yuta Ogata, Masaya Anan, Makoto Takahashi, Nobuhiro Kito, Koichi Shinkoda
Lateral wedge insoles (LWIs) reduce the peak external knee adduction moment (KAM). However, the efficacy of LWIs is limited in certain individuals for whom they fail to decrease KAM. Possible explanations for a lack of desired LWI response are variations in foot alignments. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the immediate biomechanical effects of LWIs depend on individual foot alignments during gait. Fifteen healthy adults participated in this study. Their feet were categorized as normal, pronated, and supinated using the foot posture index...
September 2016: Gait & Posture
Gabriel Gijon-Nogueron, Jesus Montes-Alguacil, Pilar Alfageme-Garcia, Jose Antonio Cervera-Marin, Jose Miguel Morales-Asencio, Alfonso Martinez-Nova
BACKGROUND: The Foot Posture Index (FPI) is an observational tool designed to measure the position of the foot. Its reliability is well established, and it provides normative reference values for the general population. However, this is not so for the paediatric population. The aim of this study is to determine FPI reference values in childhood, taking into account age and gender. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 1,762 school children (863 boys and 899 girls) aged 6-11 years, from Málaga, Granada and Plasencia (Spain)...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
Charlene Grech, Cynthia Formosa, Alfred Gatt
BACKGROUND: This study explored the relationship between foot types and corresponding variations in shock attenuating properties of the heel. METHODS: Thirty matched participants were assigned to 3 groups: pronated, neutral, and supinated. A low-mass accelerometer was mounted to the calcaneus of the right leg of each participant. RESULTS: Acceleration at heel strike for supinators was significantly higher than that in individuals with pronated and neutrally aligned feet...
September 2016: Journal of Orthopaedics
Dorit Kunkel, Julia Potter, Louis Mamode
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore and compare foot and ankle characteristics in people with stroke and healthy controls; and between stroke fallers and non-fallers. METHODS: Participants were recruited from community groups and completed standardized tests assessing sensation, foot posture, foot function, ankle dorsiflexion and first metatarsal phalangeal joint range of motion (1st MPJ ROM), hallux valgus presence and severity. RESULTS: Twenty-three stroke participants (mean age 75...
June 23, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
Makoto Hirao, Kosuke Ebina, Kenrin Shi, Tetsuya Tomita, Takaaki Noguchi, Hideki Tsuboi, Jun Hashimoto, Hideki Yoshikawa
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether preoperative pain intensity in callosities of the lesser toe metatarsopharangeal (MTP) joint was associated with the grade of fore-mid-hindfoot deformities, because rheumatoid arthritis (RA) foot deformity includes the whole part of foot, and curiously differences between cases in the pain intensity of MTP joint callosities are often observed. METHODS: We evaluated 24 feet that had undergone forefoot surgery [August, 2014 - December, 2015] for painful lesser toe MTP joint deformity (callosities) in RA cases...
June 16, 2016: Modern Rheumatology
Afsaneh Safar Cherati, Masoud Dousti, Shima Younespour
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the relationship between foot type and ankle sprain incidence. METHOD: In a prospective cohort study using the FPI, 68 adult male and female indoor football (Futsal) players were measured and their feet were classified according to foot posture index (FPI) as neutral, supinated and pronated. They were followed over 6 month as a one competition season and at the end, any injuries at the ankle during this period were detected. RESULT: There was no significant association between FPI score (considering the total FPI score and its six components) and occurrence of ankle sprain...
2016: Global Journal of Health Science
Dishan Singh, Carlo Biz, Marco Corradin, Laura Favero
BACKGROUND: Hypermobility of the first ray, a probable primary cause of hallux valgus, has traditionally been evaluated in the dorsal direction only although the first tarso-metatarsal joint allows movement in a dorso-medial direction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 600 feet, divided according to the presence or absence of hallux valgus, were evaluated for both dorsal and dorso-medial displacement using a Klaue device. RESULTS: In the control group, the mean first ray displacement was 7...
June 2016: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Maria Justine, Dhiya Ruzali, Ezzaty Hazidin, Aisyah Said, Saiful Adli Bukry, Haidzir Manaf
[Purpose] To compare the lower limb joint range of motion and muscle length between different types of foot posture, and determine the correlation of range of motion and muscle length with balance performance. [Subjects and Methods] Ninety individuals (age, 65.2±4.6 years) were assessed using the Foot Posture Index to determine their type of foot (Normal [0 to +5], pronated [+6 to +9], and supinated [-1 to -4]; n=30 per group). The range of motion (goniometer), muscle length (goniometer and tape measure), and balance performance (functional reach test and four square step test) were measured for each participant...
March 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Young-Mi Goo, Tae-Ho Kim, Jin-Yong Lim
[Purpose] The purpose of the present study is to examine the effects of abductor hallucis and gluteus maximus strengthening exercises on pronated feet. [Subjects and Methods] The present study was conducted with 18 adults without no history of surgery on the foot or ankle. One group performed both gluteus maximus strengthening exercises and abductor hallucis strengthening exercises, while the other group performed only abductor hallucis strengthening exercises five times per week for four weeks. [Results] The group that performed both gluteus maximus and abductor hallucis strengthening exercises showed smaller values in the height of navicular drop than the group that performed only abductor hallucis strengthening exercises...
March 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Young-Mi Goo, Da-Yeon Kim, Tae-Ho Kim
[Purpose] The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of toe-spread (TS) exercises and hip external rotator strengthening exercises for pronated feet on lower extremity muscle activities during stair-walking. [Subjects and Methods] The participants were 20 healthy adults with no present or previous pain, no past history of surgery on the foot or the ankle, and no foot deformities. Ten subjects performed hip external rotator strengthening exercises and TS exercises and the remaining ten subjects performed only TS exercises five times per week for four weeks...
March 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Nader Farahpour, AmirAli Jafarnezhad, Mohsen Damavandi, Abbas Bakhtiari, Paul Allard
UNLABELLED: The link between gait parameters and foot abnormalities in association with low back pain is not well understood. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of excessive foot pronation as well as the association of LBP with excessive foot pronation on the GRF components during shod walking. METHODS: Forty-five subjects were equally divided into a control group, a group of subjects with pronated feet only, and another group with pronated feet and LBP...
June 14, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
In Hyouk Hyong, Jong Ho Kang
[Purpose] This study aimed to compare dynamic balance ability according to foot shape, defined as normal, pronated, or supinated on the basis of the height of the medial arch. [Subjects] In this study, 14 subjects for the pronated foot group, 14 for the supinated foot group, and 14 for the normal foot group were selected from among 162 healthy university students by using the navicular drop test proposed by Brody. To measure dynamic balance ability, a star excursion balance test (SEBT) was conducted for each group, in which a cross-shaped line and lines at 45° in eight directions were drawn on the floor...
January 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Maria Regina Rachmawati, Angela B M Tulaar, Suzana Immanuel, A Purba, Muchtaruddin Mansyur, Ratna Darjanti Haryadi, Ismail Hadisoebroto, Amin Husni, Nurhadi Ibrahim
Biomechanical abnormalities of pronated feet accompanied by functional leg length disparity may increase the risk of skeletal muscle injury. Objective of the study is to prove that correction of pronated feet by the foot orthoses will reduce the creatine kinase-MM (CK-MM) concentrations as the muscle injury indicator. The design study was double blind randomized clinical trials with control. Research subjects were divided into two groups, group 1 used the foot orthoses while group 2 did not used the foot orthoses...
March 2016: Anatomy & Cell Biology
Anil Agarwal, Anubrat Kumar, Abbas Shaharyar, Madhusudan Mishra
PURPOSE: Steenbeek foot abduction brace (SFAB) has been widely used in various national clubfoot programs. The aim of the study was to define effectiveness and dynamicity of SFAB in terms of dorsiflexion and pronation for the corrected clubfoot. METHODS: Differences in foot dorsiflexion and pronation measurement with brace in knee flexed and extended position were recorded as dynamicity1 and dynamicity2, respectively. The residual soft tissue stretch lag despite brace use was calculated by determining the difference between maximum foot dorsiflexion (stretchlag1) and pronation (stretchlag2) achievable without and with brace in knee flexed...
October 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
José Valero, José Gallart, David González, Javier Deus, Manuel Lahoz
We present the case of a patient with a glomus tumor that was atypical because of its large size and histologic characteristics. It was located in the dorsal-distal zone of the fifth ray of the left foot and was associated with a neuroma under the fifth metatarsal head. Although the pain (of a neurologic type) was attributed to the neuroma, the unknown nature and evolution of the dorsal lesion (glomus tumor) made surgical treatment necessary. Surgery, together with compensating treatment of the functional alterations of the patient's feet (pronation of the subastragalar joint, supination of the forefoot, and fifth metatarsal overload syndrome), resolved the case...
March 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Yuichiro Matsui, Tadanao Funakoshi, Hideyuki Kobayashi, Tomoko Mitsuhashi, Tamotsu Kamishima, Norimasa Iwasaki
BACKGROUND: Bizarre parosteal osteochondromatous proliferation (BPOP), first described by Nora et al. in 1983 and therefore termed "Nora's lesion", is a rare lesion that occurs in the short bones of the hands and feet and eventually presents as a parosteal mass. Reports of BPOP in the long bones are very rare. A benign disease, BPOP does not become malignant, although a high rate of recurrence following surgical resection is reported. Because of its atypical imaging findings and histopathological appearance, a BPOP might be misdiagnosed as a malignant tumor such as an osteochondroma with malignant transformation, a parosteal osteosarcoma, or a periosteal osteosarcoma...
2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Tomonori Sawada, Nobuhiro Kito, Masaki Yukimune, Kazuki Tokuda, Kenji Tanimoto, Masaya Anan, Makoto Takahashi, Koichi Shinkoda
[Purpose] Lateral wedge insoles reduce the peak external knee adduction moment and are advocated for patients with knee osteoarthritis. However, some patients demonstrate adverse biomechanical effects with treatment. In this study, we examined the immediate effects of lateral and medial wedge insoles under unilateral weight bearing. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty healthy young adults participated in this study. The subjects were assessed by using the foot posture index, and were divided into three groups: normal foot, pronated foot, and supinated foot groups...
January 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
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