Hamid Mansourpour1, Ali Sanjari Moghaddam1, Mehrshad Poursaeidesfahani2, Shahin Salehi2, Mohammad Hassabi2, Amir Hosein Abedi Yekta2 and Shahrzad Khosravi2*
 
1 School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Sport Medicine, Taleghani Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
 
*Correspondence: Shahrzad Khosravi, Department of Sport Medicine, Taleghani Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Tel: 00989121909095, Email: [email protected]

Citation: Mansourpour H, et al. Relationship between Foot Posture Index and Musculoskeletal Disorders. Ann Med Health Sci Res. 2019;9: 571- 574

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Abstract

Background: In this study our utmost priority is to determine the relationship between foot posture index (FPI) and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and also it‘s correlation with age, gender and weight.

Methods: Healthy hospital employees aged over 30, who came to ward sport medicine for routine health examinations were enrolled in this study. Based on eye examination of foot, participants were given a score between -2 and +2 for each criterion. FPI score was calculated by summation of scores patient get from each of the six criteria.

Results: FPI increased with aging, while there was no association of FPI with weight and gender. In addition, MSDs were more prevalent in patients with higher FPI.

Conclusion: Considering the high prevalence of MSDs particularly LBP, it is so critical to find the cause of LBP. We recommend routine examination of feet in patient complaining of LBP.

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