ANNALS OF APPLIED SPORT SCIENCE–Special Issue
First National Congress of
"New Scientific Consequence for Iran’s Sport Development" Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University, 2014, 10-11 December
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ISSN (Online): 2322 – 4479
The Plantar Pressure Distribution among Low Back Pain Patients in Static and Dynamic Positions
1Mohsen Mohammadi∗, 2 Murat Kaldırımcı, 3 Ahmet Gökhan
Yazıcı, 4 Seyed ebrahim kazemi
1. Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey.
2. Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey.
3. Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey.
4. Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey.
The lumbar spine is a place to transfer force from the upper body to the lower extremities (1) and Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common musculoskeletal problems (2). Patients with LBP experience changes in walking pattern which may lead to changes in the pressure pattern at the foot (3). The purpose of this study was to determine plantar pressure distribution among LBP patients in standing and walking.
The 56 LBP male and female with an average age of 47.7±4.6 yr, height of 169.5±5.6 cm and weight 82.2±7.3 kg participated in this study. Plantar pressure was measured using the foot scan system (RS-Scan) in ten anatomical regions at two conditions, standing and walking. Statistical data analysis was performed by using paired samples t-test and independent t-test at p≤0.05.
The results showed that during walking the highest and least pressure was at fourth metatarsal head and midfoot, respectively and there were significant differences between male and female in static pressure values for the lateral and medial heel regions and toe.