Skip to main content
Top
Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 1/2011

Open Access 01-12-2011 | Oral presentation

The effect of different depths of medial heel skive on plantar pressures

Auteurs: Daniel R Bonanno, Cheryl Y Zhang, Rose C Farrugia, Matthew G Bull, Anita Raspovic, Adam R Bird, Karl B Landorf

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research | bijlage 1/2011

share
DELEN

Deel dit onderdeel of sectie (kopieer de link)

  • Optie A:
    Klik op de rechtermuisknop op de link en selecteer de optie “linkadres kopiëren”
  • Optie B:
    Deel de link per e-mail
insite
ZOEKEN

Background

Foot orthoses are often used to treat lower limb injuries associated with excessive pronation. There are many orthotic modifications available for this purpose, with one being the medial heel skive. However, empirical evidence for the mechanical effects of the medial heel skive is limited. This study aimed to evaluate the effect that different depths of medial heel skive have on plantar pressures.

Methods

Thirty healthy adults aged over 18 years with flat feet and no current foot pain or deformity participated in this study. Using the in-shoe Pedar® system, plantar pressure data were collected for the heel, midfoot and forefoot while participants walked along an 8 metre walkway wearing a standardised shoe. Experimental conditions included the following 4 orthotic variants: (i) no heel skive, (ii) 2 mm heel skive, (iii) 4 mm heel skive and (iv) 6 mm heel skive.

Results

Compared to the foot orthoses with no heel skive, statistically significant increases in peak pressure were observed at the medial heel – there was a 15% increase (p = 0.001) with the 4 mm skive and a 29% increase (p < 0.001) with the 6 mm skive. No significant change was observed with the 2 mm heel skive. With respect to the midfoot and forefoot, there were no significant differences between the orthoses.

Conclusions

These findings indicate that a medial heel skive of 4 or 6 mm can increase peak pressure under the medial heel in asymptomatic flat-footed individuals. Plantar pressures at the midfoot and forefoot were not affected by a medial heel skive of 2, 4 or 6 mm. These findings provide some evidence for the effects of the medial heel skive orthotic modification.
This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://​creativecommons.​org/​licenses/​by/​2.​0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
share
DELEN

Deel dit onderdeel of sectie (kopieer de link)

  • Optie A:
    Klik op de rechtermuisknop op de link en selecteer de optie “linkadres kopiëren”
  • Optie B:
    Deel de link per e-mail

Onze productaanbevelingen

BSL Podotherapeut Totaal

Binnen de bundel kunt u gebruik maken van boeken, tijdschriften, e-learnings, web-tv's en uitlegvideo's. BSL Podotherapeut Totaal is overal toegankelijk; via uw PC, tablet of smartphone.

Metagegevens
Titel
The effect of different depths of medial heel skive on plantar pressures
Auteurs
Daniel R Bonanno
Cheryl Y Zhang
Rose C Farrugia
Matthew G Bull
Anita Raspovic
Adam R Bird
Karl B Landorf
Publicatiedatum
01-12-2011
Uitgeverij
BioMed Central
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research / Uitgave bijlage 1/2011
Elektronisch ISSN: 1757-1146
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1186/1757-1146-4-S1-O10

Andere artikelen bijlage 1/2011

Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 1/2011 Naar de uitgave