Effects of Different External Supports on Plantar Pressure-Time Integral and Contact Area in Flexible Flatfoot

ÜNVER B., Bek N.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, vol.111, no.3, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Flexible flatfoot disturbs the load distribution of the foot. Various external supports are used to prevent abnormal plantar loading in flexible flatfoot. However, few studies have compared the effects of different external supports on plantar loading in flexible flatfoot. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of elastic taping, nonelastic taping, and custom-made foot orthoses on plantar pressure-time integral and contact area in flexible flatfoot.