Plantar pressure distribution amongst asymptomatic individuals : A cross-sectional study

Syed, Nafeez and Karvannan, H and Maiya, Arun G and Binu Kumar, B and Prem, V and Chakravarty, Raj Dev (2012) Plantar pressure distribution amongst asymptomatic individuals : A cross-sectional study. Foot & Ankle Specialist, 5 (2). pp. 102-106.

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PURPOSE:The purpose of the study was to establish normative data on pressure distribution under the feet (plantar pressure) in standing using a free-mapping device and to find out the association of arch type to that of the plantar pressures. METHODS:A cross-sectional study was carried out among 628 participants aged between 6 and 81 years with no known foot problems or other ailments such as type 2 diabetes or neuropathy, which are known to have an impact on plantar pressures. Plantar pressure measurements were quantitatively recorded using a baropodometric platform (i-Step). RESULTS:In both males and females of the specified age-group, metatarsal heads were overloaded in terms of magnitude. Increased overload noted in the static plantar pressure measurement is associated with type of the foot arch and gender. A statistically significant relationship between the pressures of left and right feet, pressures under 2 different areas of foot (forefoot and heel), and the average pressures of both feet was also observed. CONCLUSION:These data could be used to establish age-based normative plantar pressures in the Indian population and provide a basis to assess feet with planus and cavus deformities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physical therapy < Diagnostic & Therapeutic Techniques, Flat Foot < Forefoot – Toe - Midfoot, High-arched feet < Heel – Rearfoot - Ankle, Heel and arch pain < Pain Management, Podiatric assessment in sports < Sports Podiatry
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2012 04:22
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2012 04:22

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