Effects of Body Mass Index on Mechanical Properties of the Plantar Fascia and Heel Pad in Asymptomatic Participants


TAŞ S., BEK N. , ONUR M. R. , KORKUSUZ F.

FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, vol.38, no.7, pp.779-784, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1071100717702463
  • Title of Journal : FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.779-784
  • Keywords: obesity, overweight, heel fat pad, microchamber, macrochamber, foot, stiffness, thickness, sonoelastography, FOOT, PAIN, YOUNG, ELASTOGRAPHY, THICKNESS, STIFFNESS, OBESITY, MIDDLE, AGE

Abstract

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.