Journal of Foot and Ankle Research

Movement of the human foot in 100 pain free individuals aged 18¿45: implications for understanding normal foot function

November 28, 2014

Background: Understanding motion in the normal healthy foot is a prerequisite for understanding the effects of pathology and thereafter setting targets for interventions. Quality foot kinematic data from healthy feet will also assist the development of high quality and research based clinical models of foot biomechanics. To address gaps in the current literature we aimed to describe 3D foot kinematics using a 5 segment foot model in a population of 100 pain free individuals

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Clinical outcomes following ankle fracture: a cross-sectional observational study

November 28, 2014

Background: The purpose of the current study was to examine objective and subjective differences between three severity groups of ankle fractures patients compared to healthy controls. Methods: This was a case-controlled study.

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Consensus-based recommendations for the prescription of foot orthoses for symptomatic flexible pes planus in adults

November 27, 2014

Consensus-based recommendations for the prescription of foot orthoses for symptomatic flexible pes planus in adults: development of the FootPROP proforma Helen A Banwell, Shylie Mackintosh, Dominic Thewlis and Karl B Landorf Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2014, 7:49 doi:10.1186/s13047-014-0049-2 Quote: BackgroundFoot orthoses are commonly used for symptomatic flexible pes planus in adults.

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Consensus-based recommendations of Australian podiatrists for the prescription of foot orthoses for symptomatic flexible pes planus in adults

November 25, 2014

Background: Foot orthoses are commonly used for symptomatic flexible pes planus in adults. However, there are no clinical guidelines for the prescription of customised foot orthoses that are specific to this population. The aim of this study was to investigate prescription habits of Australian podiatrists for customised foot orthoses for symptomatic flexible pes planus in adults and to develop consensus-based practice recommendations for the prescription of these foot orthoses

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Depression symptoms in people with diabetes attending outpatient podiatry clinics for the treatment of foot ulcers

November 25, 2014

Background: The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of depressive symptoms, diabetes self-management, and quality of life in people with diabetes and foot ulcers.

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Effect of foot orthoses on bone marrow lesions associated with mechanical foot pain

November 21, 2014

An exploration into the effect of foot orthoses on bone marrow lesions associated with mechanical foot pain Jill Halstead, Anne-Maree Keenan, Dennis McGonagle, Philip Conaghan and Anthony Redmond Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2014, 7(Suppl 2):A1 doi:10.1186/1757-1146-7-S2-A1 Quote: Background Mechanical foot pain is a syndrome in which local pain is associated with musculoskeletal tissues, occurring as a result of mechanical stress. Recent research has indicated that bone marrow lesions (BML) in the knee are associated with mechanical knee pain and increased forces, and that changing the forces within the knee can alter the pattern of BML. As foot orthoses are thought to act by modifying abnormal foot motion and internal distribution of forces, the aim of this study was to explore whether foot orthoses can modify volumes and patterns of BML in patients with mechanical midfoot pain.

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Limited ankle dorsiflexion increases the risk for mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy in infantry recruits: a prospective cohort study

November 18, 2014

Background: Achilles tendinopathy (AT) is a prevalent condition among runners and military personnel.

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Evaluating the outcomes of a podiatry-led assessment service in a public hospital orthopaedic unit

November 18, 2014

Background: In Australia, the demand for foot and ankle orthopaedic services in public health settings currently outweighs capacity. Introducing experienced allied health professionals into orthopaedic units to initiate the triage, assessment and management of patients has been proposed to help meet demand. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of introducing a podiatry-led assessment service in a public hospital orthopaedic unit.

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The associations of leg lean mass with foot pain, posture and function in the Framingham foot study

November 12, 2014

Background: Foot disorders are common in older adults and associated with impaired lower extremity function. Reduced muscle mass may play a role in the etiology of foot disorders and consequent poor function. Methods: We examined the association of leg lean mass with foot pain, posture and function among 1,795 individuals (mean age 67?years) from the population-based Framingham Foot Study (2002?2008).

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High heels: Elevating the discussion

November 4, 2014

The biomechanical implications of high-heeled shoes are well known, and now dramatic weight-bearing images and new study findings are taking practitioner and patient awareness to the next level. But many women are still sacrificing their feet for fashion.

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