Analysis of Gait Characteristics Using a Dynamic Foot Scanner in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus without Peripheral Neuropathy

Chenamgere, Shashi Kumar G and Maiya, Arun G and Hande, Manjunath H and Rajagopal, KV and Vidhyasagar, Sudha (2015) Analysis of Gait Characteristics Using a Dynamic Foot Scanner in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus without Peripheral Neuropathy. Journal of Exercise Science and Physiotherapy, 11 (1). pp. 58-64.

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Abstract

Objectives: The objective of the present study was to identify the gait changes in T2DM subjects without PN (Peripheral Neuropathy). Methods: 36 T2DM subjects without PN and 32 age matched non-diabetic subjects (NDM) were recruited. Gait characteristics were analyzed using Win-track dynamic foot scanner. Data were analyzed using independent ‘t’ test. Level of significance was kept at P<0.05. Results: Analysis showed no significant differences in gait characteristics in T2DM subjects without PN as compared to NDM subjects. Conclusions: T2DM subjects without PN presents with a gait same as subjects without T2DM. Gait changes in T2DM are dependent on loss of protective sensation of the foot and intrinsic foot muscle atrophy. Therefore, dynamic foot analysis should be incorporated in routine diabetic foot evaluation to understand the gait in T2DM and hence many complications can be prevented.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Type 2 diabetes mellitus; Gait; Peripheral neuropathy
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Radiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2015 05:21
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2015 05:21
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143561

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