Ultrasonographic Evaluation of the Femoral Cartilage, Achilles Tendon, and Plantar Fascia in Young Women Wearing High-Heeled Shoes

Mezian K., Ata A. M., KARA M., Onat S. S., Gurcay E., Caliskan A., ...More

PM&R, vol.11, no.6, pp.613-618, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2018.09.023
  • Journal Name: PM&R
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.613-618
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Specific attention on the musculoskeletal impact of wearing high-heeled shoes (HHS) has mainly focused on knee oste-oarthritis and the literature is limited to biomechanical changes. The distal femoral cartilage has not been morphologically studied. Additionally, although heel elevation is coupled with a shear stress at the heel and overloaded calf muscles, Achilles tendon (AT) and plantar fascia (PF) thicknesses have not been assessed either.