Use of an in-shoe pressure measurement system in the management of patients with neuropathic ulcers or metatarsalgia

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Abstract

Many injuries to the foot appear to be caused by repeated, excessive plantar pressures. In-shoe pressure systems are capable of measuring pressures at the interface between the shoe or orthotic and the plantar foot during a given functional activity. The purpose of this article is to describe the use of an in-shoe pressure system as a tool to aid physical therapists in the management of patients with foot problems as a result of excessive plantar pressures. Case histories are provided that describe the application of an in-shoe pressure device in the management of one patient with a neuropathic ulcer and one patient with metatarsalgia. A discussion of the primary clinical and equipment considerations of using this type of device is included.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328-336
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

Keywords

  • arthritis
  • biomechanics
  • diabetes
  • foot pressure

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