Foot Pressure Analysis of Chronic Low Back Pain Patients by Foot Analyzer

Foot analyzer를 이용한 만성 요통 환자들의 족저 압력 분석

  • Kim, Eun-Joo (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University) ;
  • Cho, Yu-Jeong (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University) ;
  • Song, Mi-Yeon (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University)
  • 김은주 (경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 조유정 (경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 송미연 (경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실)
  • Received : 2009.09.16
  • Accepted : 2009.10.14
  • Published : 2009.10.31
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Abstract

Objectives : The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the foot pressure distribution correlates with the lumbo-sacral curvature, and the Oswestry Disability Index in chronic low back pain patients. Methods : We measured the fore foot pressure and the rare foot pressure using the foot analyzer in 28 women subjects with chronic low back pain. The lumbo-sacral curvature and the Oswestry Disability Index(ODI) were also measured. Results : 1. Subjects with higher ODI(%) had significantly lower Fore foot pressure/Rare foot pressure ratio(F/R ratio) (p<0.01). 2. Lumbar lordotic angle and Ferguson angle were inversely related to ODI(%) (p<0.05, p<0.01). 3. Lumbar lordotic angle and Ferguson angle were positively related to F/R ratio (all p<0.05). Conclusions : Using the Foot Analyzer(FA-48S, Tech storm Inc.) we have shown that F/R ratio has significant correlation with the lumbo-sacral curvature and the Oswestry Disability Index. These result suggest that the Foot analyzer may be used in assessing back pain in chronic low back pain patients.

Keywords

F/R ratio;Oswestry Disability Index;Lumbo-sacral curvature;Low back pain;Foot pressure analysis

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 보건산업진흥원

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