FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, vol.38, no.7, pp.779-784, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL
obesity, overweight, heel fat pad, microchamber, macrochamber, foot, stiffness, thickness, sonoelastography, FOOT, PAIN, YOUNG, ELASTOGRAPHY, THICKNESS, STIFFNESS, OBESITY, MIDDLE, AGE
Background: Musculoskeletal foot disorders have a high incidence among overweight and obese individuals. One of the important factors causing this high incidence may be plantar fascia and heel pad (HP)-related mechanical changes occurring in these individuals. The aim of the present study was to investigate the plantar fascia and HP stiffness and thickness parameters in overweight and obese individuals and compare these values with those of normal-weight individuals.