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.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1995|
- foot pressure