Midfoot longitudinal arch
height (mm): the lowest height of the midfoot longitudinal arch
in the right foot (represented by the navicular bone) was quantified for all five movements.
Most scientific researches focus on medial longitudinal arch
4) 85 Table 3: giving scores to right medial longitudinal arch
of foot based on FPI-6 scaling Groups giving scores to right medial longitudinal arch
of foot based on FPI-6 scaling -2 -1 0 Urinary 1 (%1.
The medial longitudinal arch
(MLA) angle, the MLA deformation and the navicular drop were measured on both sides by marking three points according to Bandholm.
Special taping for the longitudinal arch
(done by a physical therapist or podiatrist) may be of benefit to give additional support.
32,49-56) If the knee is positioned medial to the medial border of the foot's longitudinal arch
, either as a result of external hip rotation deficit or because of excessive abduction of the foot, standing torsional forces on the knee affecting the internal capsule (medial meniscus and medial collateral ligament) will be generated, including the patellofemoral joint.
For patients with plantar fasciitis and medial longitudinal arch
pain I made some devices with the equipment we had.
Foot orthoses are commonly used to absorb shock and support the medial longitudinal arch
in an attempt to relieve foot pain.
This suggests a considerable collapsing of the longitudinal arch
of the foot due to the high forces acting on the foot (Alexander, 1992).
Non weight bearing examination of the feet uncovered 'medium' and approximately equal plantar longitudinal arch
After a minimum period of 8 weeks following their first visit, all patients were invited to return to the clinic for measurement of the medial longitudinal arch
angle of the foot and to fill out a 26-item follow-up questionnaire.
It is felt that flat feet in obese children may be caused by the presence of a plantar fatty pad under the medial longitudinal arch
of the foot (5), which diminishes between two and five years of age when the arch is formed.