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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441131/centre-of-pressure-characteristics-in-normal-planus-and-cavus-feet
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Andrew K Buldt, Saeed Forghany, Karl B Landorf, George S Murley, Pazit Levinger, Hylton B Menz
Background: The aim of this study was to compare centre of pressure (COP) characteristics between healthy adults with normal, planus or cavus feet who were allocated to groups based on reliable foot posture measurement techniques. Methods: Ninety-two healthy adult participants (aged 18 to 45) were recruited and classified as either normal ( n = 35), pes planus ( n = 31) or pes cavus ( n = 26) based on Foot Posture Index, Arch Index and normalised navicular height truncated measurements...
2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428292/reliability-of-foot-posture-index-individual-and-total-scores-for-adults-and-older-adults
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Mariana R C Aquino, Bruna S Avelar, Paula L Silva, Juliana M Ocarino, Renan A Resende
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested that the Foot Posture Index (FPI-6) is valid and reliable to evaluate foot posture of adults and children. However, studies with adults had some important limitations. In addition, it is not clear if FPI-6 is reliable for older adults. Variations in foot structure, such as edema, bone callosity and bunions, are more frequent in older adults, which may compromise FPI-6 reliability for this population. OBJECTIVES: To investigate test-retest and inter-rater reliability of FPI-6 total and individual scores for the assessment of foot posture of adults and older adults...
February 6, 2018: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414117/structural-differences-in-the-lower-extremities-in-children-aged-7-9-years-caused-by-playing-football-a-cross-sectional-study
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Salvador Diaz-Miguel, Eva Lopezosa-Reca, Salomon Benhamu-Benhamu, Ana Belen Ortega-Avila, Raquel García-De-La-Peña, Gabriel Gijon-Nogueron
BACKGROUND: Physical activity during childhood can be beneficial in the long term. However, this practice can influence the child's physiological development. The aim of this study was to determine whether the practice of soccer, in moderation, could be a risk factor for the inadequate development of the lower limb. METHODS: The study group was composed of 115 children, of whom 59 (mean age 8.03±0.89years) practised soccer 3 times a week and had a positive Physical Activity Questionnaire for Adolescents (PAQ-A) score, while a further 56 (mean age 7...
November 17, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413796/varus-thrust-visualized-during-gait-was-associated-with-inverted-foot-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-an-exploratory-study
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Hiroshi Ohi, Hirotaka Iijima, Naoto Fukutani, Tomoki Aoyama, Eishi Kaneda, Kazuko Ohi, Hiromu Ito, Shuichi Matsuda, Abe Kaoru
The foot is speculated to play a role in knee joint kinematics. This exploratory cross-sectional study examined the association between static foot posture and the presence of varus thrust visualized during gait in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis (OA). Patients (n = 88 patients and 134 knees; age, 61-91 years; 68.2% female) with Kellgren/Lawrence (K/L) grade ≥1 in the medial compartment were included in this study and underwent gait observation for varus thrust. These patients' three-dimensional static foot posture while standing was evaluated and their tibiofemoral joint K/L grades and anatomical axis angles were also assessed as covariates...
January 29, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413791/contributions-of-foot-muscles-and-plantar-fascia-morphology-to-foot-posture
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Salih Angin, Karen J Mickle, Christopher J Nester
BACKGROUND: The plantar foot muscles and plantar fascia differ between different foot postures. However, how each individual plantar structure contribute to foot posture has not been explored. The purpose of this study was to investigate the associations between static foot posture and morphology of plantar foot muscles and plantar fascia and thus the contributions of these structures to static foot posture. METHODS: A total of 111 participants were recruited, 43 were classified as having pes planus and 68 as having normal foot posture using Foot Posture Index assessment tool...
January 27, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373799/the-role-of-the-vascular-and-structural-response-to-activity-in-the-development-of-achilles-tendinopathy-a-prospective-study
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Evi Wezenbeek, Tine Willems, Nele Mahieu, Martine De Muynck, Luc Vanden Bossche, Adelheid Steyaert, Dirk De Clercq, Erik Witvrouw
BACKGROUND: Several risk factors have been suggested in the development of Achilles tendinopathy, but large-scale prospective studies are limited. PURPOSE: To investigate the role of the vascular response to activity of the Achilles tendon, tendon thickness, ultrasound tissue characterization (UTC) of tendon structure, and foot posture as possible risk factors in the development of Achilles tendinopathy. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368210/foot-posture-in-female-patients-5%C3%A2-years-after-breast-conserving-surgery-a-case-control-study
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Iwona Głowacka-Mrotek, Magdalena Sowa, Tomasz Nowikiewicz, Zygmunt Siedlecki, Wojciech Hagner, Wojciech Zegarski
PURPOSE: Along with the improvement in the outcomes of breast cancer treatment being observed in the recent years, long-term studies to assess distant adverse effects of the treatment have become increasingly important. The objective of this study was to assess the foot posture in patients subjected to breast-conserving therapy. The assessment was made 5 years after the surgical procedure. METHODS: 116 female patients (mean age of 58.75 years) were qualified into a case-control study...
January 24, 2018: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283019/effects-of-different-foot-progression-angles-and-platform-settings-on-postural-stability-and-fall-risk-in-healthy-and-medial-knee-osteoarthritic-adults
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Saad Jawaid Khan, Soobia Saad Khan, Juliana Usman, Abdul Halim Mokhtar, Noor Azuan Abu Osman
This study aims to investigate the effects of varying toe angles at different platform settings on Overall Stability Index of postural stability and fall risk using Biodex Balance System in healthy participants and medial knee osteoarthritis patients. Biodex Balance System was employed to measure postural stability and fall risk at different foot progression angles (ranging from -20° to 40°, with 10° increments) on 20 healthy (control group) and 20 knee osteoarthritis patients (osteoarthritis group) randomly (age: 59...
December 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278536/ability-of-functional-performance-tests-to-identify-individuals-with-chronic-ankle-instability-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Adam B Rosen, Alan R Needle, Jupil Ko
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this systematic review with meta-analysis was to determine the effectiveness of functional performance tests (FPTs) in differentiating between individuals with chronic ankle instability (CAI) and healthy controls. DATA SOURCES: The National Library of Medicine Catalog (PubMed), the Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), and the SPORTDiscus, from inception to June 2017 were searched. Search terms consisted of: "Functional Performance Test*" OR "Dynamic Balance Test*" OR "Postural Stability Test*" OR "Star Excursion Balance Test*" OR "Hop Test*" AND "Ankle Instability" OR "Ankle Sprain...
December 22, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234565/reliability-of-ankle-foot-morphology-mobility-strength-and-motor-performance-measures
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John J Fraser, Rachel M Koldenhoven, Susan A Saliba, Jay Hertel
Background: Assessment of foot posture, morphology, intersegmental mobility, strength and motor control of the ankle-foot complex are commonly used clinically, but measurement properties of many assessments are unclear. Purpose: To determine test-retest and inter-rater reliability, standard error of measurement, and minimal detectable change of morphology, joint excursion and play, strength, and motor control of the ankle-foot complex. Design: Reliability study...
December 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202429/low-back-pain-and-disability-in-individuals-with-plantar-heel-pain
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Shane McClinton, Carolyn F Weber, Bryan Heiderscheit
BACKGROUND: Lack of response to plantar heel pain (PHP) treatment may be related to unmanaged low back pain (LBP) and low back dysfunction, but a relationship between LBP and PHP has not been established. The purpose of this investigation was to compare the prevalence of LBP among individuals with and without PHP and to assess the association between low back disability and foot/ankle function. METHODS: A cross-sectional study compared the prevalence and likelihood of LBP in individuals with (n=27) and without (n=27) PHP matched to age, sex, BMI, foot posture, and foot mobility...
September 28, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131657/variability-of-the-dynamic-stiffness-of-foot-joints-effect-of-gait-velocity-variation
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Enrique Sanchis, Joaquín Luis Sancho-Bru, Alba Roda-Sales, Javier Pascual Huerta
BACKGROUND: Comparison of dynamic stiffness of foot joints was previously proposed to investigate pathological situations with changes in the properties of muscle and passive structures. Samples must be controlled to reduce the variability within groups being compared, which may arise from different sources, such as gait speed or foot posture index (FPI). METHODS: In this work, variability in the measurement of the dynamic stiffness of ankle, midtarsal and metatarsophalangeal joints was studied in a controlled sample of healthy adult male subjects with normal FPI, and the effect of gait speed was analyzed...
November 13, 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985577/characteristics-of-clinical-measurements-between-biomechanical-responders-and-non-responders-to-a-shoe-designed-for-knee-osteoarthritis
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Yongwook Kim, Jim Richards, Roy H Lidtke, Renato Trede
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the characteristics of biomechanical and clinical measurements in relation to the knee adduction moment when wearing a standard shoe and a shoe design for individuals with knee osteoarthritis (Flex-OA). METHODS: Kinematic and kinetic data were collected from thirty-two healthy individuals (64 knees) using a ten camera motion analysis system and four force plates. Subjects performed 5 walking trials under the two conditions and the magnitude of individuals' biomechanical responses where explored in relation to the clinical assessment of the Foot Posture Index, hip rotation range, strength of hip rotators, and active ankle-foot motion, all of which have been described as possible compensation mechanisms in knee osteoarthritis...
September 29, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946545/impact-of-foot-pronation-on-postural-stability-an-observational-study
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Ghada Mohamed Koura, Doaa Ayoub Elimy, Hamada Ahmed Hamada, Hossam Eddien Fawaz, Mohamed Hussein Elgendy, Ibtissam M Saab
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of foot pronation on the dynamic balance including overall stability index (OAI), anteroposterior stability index (APSI) and mediolateral stability index (MLSI). METHODS: Forty participants from both sexes were selected from the Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, with a mean age of 23.55 ± 1.74 years. Subjects were divided into two groups: group A (8 males and 12 females) with foot pronation, and group B (9 males and 11 females) with normal feet...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888865/changes-in-foot-posture-during-pregnancy-and-their-relation-with-musculoskeletal-pain-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Francisco Javier Vico Pardo, Andres López Del Amo, Manuel Pardo Rios, Gabriel Gijon-Nogueron, Cristina Castro Yuste
AIM: To examine foot posture changes during the three trimesters of pregnancy and to determine whether there is a relationship between these changes and the pain experienced in this period. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 62 pregnant women who attended the Gynaecology Service at Hospital ​Santa María del Puerto (Cádiz, Spain), between January 2013 and May 2014. In their first visit, the following sociodemographic and anthropometric data were recorded: age, weight, height and foot size...
September 6, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880595/lower-leg-and-foot-contributions-to-turnout-in-university-level-female-ballet-dancersa-preliminary-investigation
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Sarah L Carter, Alan R Bryant, Luke S Hopper
BACKGROUND: Turnout in ballet is produced through summation of the joint structure characteristics and ranges of motion at the hip, knee, ankle, and foot. Contributions of the hip joint to functional turnout in dancers have received extensive examination, whereas little is known about contributions from the knee, ankle, and foot. The aim of this study was to explore the nonhip components of turnout to dancers' functional turnout in first position by assessing passive external tibiofemoral rotation and active measures of foot pronation, ie, navicular drop and Foot Posture Index...
July 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828068/longitudinal-change-in-foot-posture-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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C Church, N Lennon, R Alton, J Schwartz, T Niiler, J Henley, F Miller
PURPOSE: Foot deformities are common in children with cerebral palsy (CP), yet the evolution of such deformities is not well documented. We aimed to observe and analyse changes in foot posture during growth in children with CP. Methods We followed 51 children (16 unilateral, 35 bilateral; 37 Gross Motor Function Classification Scale (GMFCS) I/II, 14 III/IV) aged two to 12 years in this level II, IRB-approved prospective longitudinal study. Data after bony foot corrections were excluded...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753945/developing-and-validating-an-age-independent-equation-using-multi-frequency-bioelectrical-impedance-analysis-for-estimation-of-appendicular-skeletal-muscle-mass-and-establishing-a-cutoff-for-sarcopenia
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Yosuke Yamada, Miyuki Nishizawa, Tomoka Uchiyama, Yasuhiro Kasahara, Mikio Shindo, Motohiko Miyachi, Shigeho Tanaka
Background: Appendicular skeletal muscle (or lean) mass (ALM) estimated using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is considered to be a preferred method for sarcopenia studies. However, DXA is expensive, has limited portability, and requires radiation exposure. Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is inexpensive, easy to use, and portable; thus BIA might be useful in sarcopenia investigations. However, a large variety of models have been commercially supplied by different companies, and for most consumer products, the equations estimating ALM are not disclosed...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670344/the-influence-of-gender-and-body-mass-index-on-the-fpi-6-evaluated-foot-posture-of-10-to-14-year-old-school-children-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil-a-cross-sectional-study
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Barbarah Kelly Gonçalves de Carvalho, Patrícia Jundi Penha, Nárima Lívia Jundi Penha, Rodrigo Mantelatto Andrade, Ana Paula Ribeiro, Sílvia Maria Amado João
BACKGROUND: Adolescence is marked by changes to the body, including the feet. The Foot Posture Index (FPI-6) stands out from other foot type classification methods as valid, reliable, and multidimensional. However, the current literature differs according to age group, with little consolidation of normative data in school children, largely due to the influence of such factors as sex, age and body mass index (BMI). Thus, this study assesses foot posture in adolescents according to age, sex and BMI...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650754/structural-changes-in-the-lower-extremities-in-boys-aged-7-to-12-years-who-engage-in-moderate-physical-activityan-observational-longitudinal-study
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Gabriel Gijon-Nogueron, Salvador Diaz-Miguel, Eva Lopezosa-Reca, Jose Antonio Cervera-Marin
BACKGROUND: Physical activity in children may provide health benefits. We sought to consider the practice of soccer as a possible major factor in the development of the lower limb. The study is based on 3-year data for a group of children who practice this sport. METHODS: For 3 years we monitored 53 children who practiced soccer 3 times a week and had engaged in 2 years of continuous sports activity. Their mean ± SD age was 8.49 ± 2.01 years in the first year...
May 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
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