MECHANICAL LOADING ON PLANTAR SURFACE IN CHILDREN
Keywords:flat feet, pressure distribution, pedobarograph
AbstractFlat-foot is very often associated with foot abnormalities which can lead to high loading on plantar surface, foot discomfort, pain and other pathologies. The purpose of the study was to exploring the foot load abnormality between flat-foot individuals and aged-match group. Forty-two flat-foot children and 70 aged-matched control subjects were recruited. Measurements included in-shoe time of foot contact, area of foot contact, and plantar pressure distribution during walking under seven plantar anatomical masks. The results suggest increases peak pressure under the first metatarsal head, cuboid bone, and navicaular bone in flat feet subjects, especially. The results may be helpful in prevention the consequences of high plantar pressure in flat-foot children.
DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION OF MECHANICAL SYSTEMS