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Redistribution of Foot Pressure in Healthy Adults During Sideslope Walking

Urry, Stephen R. (2002) Redistribution of Foot Pressure in Healthy Adults During Sideslope Walking. Foot & Ankle International, 23(12), pp. 1112-1118.

Abstract

Normal adult plantar pressures were measured during both level and sideslope walking. Sideslope pressures increased, depending on the relative position of the foot on the slope. With upslope placement, pressures increased significantly at the midfoot (approximate to20%) and fifth metatarsal (approximate to16%). With downslope placement, pressure increased predominantly beneath the first metatarsal (approximate to11%). Pressure changes were relatively small at the heel (approximate to3%) and central metatarsals (approximate to4%). Significant increases occurred on sideslopes as small as 2degrees. Since gradients of this size are likely to be encountered commonly in outdoor daily activities, this finding may have substantial implications for individuals with peripheral neuropathy.

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ID Code: 10564
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: pressure, shear, sideslope, gradient, gait, musgrave KeyWords Plus, PLANTAR PRESSURES, REHABILITATION INSTRUMENT, DOWNHILL GRADIENTS, LEVEL WALKING, HOLTER, TYPE, GAIT, BIOMECHANICS, ACQUISITION, CHILDREN, PATTERNS
ISSN: 1071-1007
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Podiatry (110318)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society ; Swiss Foot and Ankle Society
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2010 02:23

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