Foot pressure distribution in rheumatoid arthritis

K. Toth, P. Kellermann, K. Boda, M. Bertalan, I. Fejes, T. Meszaros

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Abstract

Rheumatoid arthritic (RA) patients and control subjects were examined by an EMED-SF dynamic pedobarograph with multi-step method. Pedobarograms of the right feet of 94 women suffering from RA were compared to the right feet of a control group showing no significant differences according to age, body weight and foot surface area. Among the RA patients whose 2nd to 5th toes did not contact the surface in the toe-off phase of their gait, an attempt was made to examine the presence of metatarsalgia and the pressure load on the metatarsi. By those RA cases, when one or more toes doesn't touch the surface during the toe-off phase, metatarsalgia were found to be significantly higher; pressure values of these metatarsi were also increased as opposed to the control group.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalClinical Biomechanics
Volume14
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Toth, K., Kellermann, P., Boda, K., Bertalan, M., Fejes, I., & Meszaros, T. (1999). Foot pressure distribution in rheumatoid arthritis. Clinical Biomechanics, 14(8).