Plantar pressure distribution character in young female with mild hallux valgus wearing high-heeled shoes

Gu, Y. D., Li, F. L., Li, J. S., Feng, N., Lake, M. J., Li, Z. Y., & Ren, J. (2014) Plantar pressure distribution character in young female with mild hallux valgus wearing high-heeled shoes. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, 14(1), pp. 1450008-1.

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Young females with mild hallux valgus (HV) have been identified as having an increased risk of first ray deformation. Little is known, however, about the biomechanical changes that might contribute to this increased risk. The purpose of this study was to compare kinetics changes during walking for mild HV subjects with high-heel-height shoes. Twelve female subjects (six with mild HV and six controls) participated in this study with heel height varying from 0 cm (barefoot) to 4.5 cm. Compared to healthy controls, patients had significantly higher peak pressure on the big toe area during barefoot walking. When the heel height increased, loading was transferred to medial side of the forefoot, and the big toe area suffered more impact compared to barefoot in mild HV. This study also demonstrated that the center of pressure (COP) inclines to medial side alteration after high-heeled shoes wearing. These findings indicate that mild HV people should be discouraged from wearing high-heeled shoes.

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ID Code: 90285
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Hallux valgus, forefoot, plantar pressure, walking, gait, neuropathy, walking, forces, people
DOI: 10.1142/s0219519414500080
ISSN: 1793-6810
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 World Scientific Publishing Compan
Deposited On: 20 Nov 2015 01:31
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2015 04:49

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