3-4 days free worldwide delivery

Increase in Bodyweight Over a Two-year Period is Associated with an Increase in Midfoot Pressure and Foot Pain

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics December 24, 2017

Abstracts

The aims of this study were to: (i) examine if a change in bodyweight is associated with a change in plantar pressures, and to (ii) examine whether a change in bodyweight and plantar pressures are associated with a change in foot pain intensity or foot-related functional limitation over a two-year period.

Participants from a previous study that investigated obesity, foot posture, range of motion and plantar pressure characteristics were invited to participate in this two-year longitudinal cohort study.

Foot pain and disability were measured with the Manchester Foot Pain and Disability Index (MFPDI), a valid and reliable measure of foot pain and disability.

The MFPDI consists of 19 items designed to assess four domains: functional limitation, pain intensity, personal appearance and difficulties with work or leisure activities.


Offer your Patients a Custom Calibrated Insole with a 98% Patient Satisfaction Rate     know more


Dynamic plantar pressure data were collected with the MatScan® (Tekscan, USA) platform system.

Correlations between change in bodyweight, change in regional peak pressure, change in foot pain intensity and functional limitation were assessed using multivariable linear regression.

There were significant associations between change in bodyweight, change in midfoot plantar pressure and change in functional limitation.

Change in heel plantar pressure was significantly associated with a change in functional limitation, but not a change in bodyweight.

Change in body mass was not significantly associated with change in foot pain intensity, but there were significant, positive correlations between change in foot pain intensity and change in both heel and midfoot peak pressure.

These findings suggest that as bodyweight and plantar pressure increase, foot pain increases, and that the midfoot may be the most vulnerable site for pressure-related pain.

Copyright 2017 MASS4D® All rights reserved. 


Offer your Patients a Custom Calibrated Insole with a 98% Patient Satisfaction Rate     know more


References:

  1. Walsh, T. P., Butterworth, P. A., Urquhart, D. M., Cicuttini, F. M., Landorf, K. B., Wluka, A. E., Shanahan, E. M., Menz, H. B. (2017) Increase in Bodyweight Over a Two-year Period is Associated with an Increase in Midfoot Pressure and Foot Pain. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research: 2017, Vol. 10, No. 31. DOI: 10.1186/s13047-017-0214-5

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Clinicians Blog

Abstracts
Foot and ankle history and clinical examination: A guide to everyday practice

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics August 12, 2018

This review summarises the keys points in taking a full history and performing a systematic clinical examination for patients with foot and ankle problem.

Read More

Abstracts
A comparison of running kinetics in children with and without genu varus: A cross sectional study

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics August 07, 2018

The aims of the present study were to examine differences in three dimensional ground reaction forces (GRF) during running at preferred speed in boys with genu varus compared to age-matched healthy controls.

Read More

Abstracts
Foot Structure in Boys with Down Syndrome

by MASS4D® Prescription Orthotics July 29, 2018

The aim of this study was the analysis of selected features of the foot structure in boys with Down Syndrome (DS) versus their age- and gender-matched peers without the condition.

Read More