Evaluation of Foot Posture Index in Dominant and Non–Dominant Leg Among Sprinters

Vol 5 | Issue 2 | July-December 2020 | page: 02-04  | Amita Aggarwal, Ketaki Mukund Kulkarni, Tushar J. Palekar

Authors: Amita Aggarwal [1], Ketaki Mukund Kulkarni [1], Tushar J. Palekar [1]

[1] Department of Physiotherapy, Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Amita Aggarwal,
Associate Professor, Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, India.
E-mail: amita15pgi@gmail.com


Background: Sprinting requires lower limb muscle strength along with ankle and subtalar joint range of motion. Dominance can influence strength and flexibility differences in the lower limbs increasing the risk of injury. The purpose of the research is to find Foot posture Index (FPI) differences in Dominant and Non – Dominant limb among runners.
Method: 50 shoed sprinters were evaluated for foot posture index using (FPI) scoring criteria. Also, musculoskeletal pain in the lower limb for the last 3 months was reported along with recording ankle and subtalar joint range of motion. The analysis was done using Primer 6 software.
Results: Out of 50 shoed sprinters, 40 % have highly pronated feet in non-dominant limb compared to 18% in a dominant limb. Also, a pronated foot was more associated with knee and ankle pain. No differences were reported for ankle and subtalar joint passive range of motion in dominant versus non-dominant limb.
Conclusion: Sprinters have reported pronated foot posture presence greater in the non-dominant limb.
Keywords: Running; Pronated feet; highly pronated feet; musculoskeletal pain.


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How to Cite this Article: Aggarwal A, Kulkarni KM, Palekar TJ | Evaluation of Foot Posture Index in Dominant and Non–Dominant Leg Among Sprinters | Journal of Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation | 2020 July-December; 5(2): 02-04.

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