Limited arch excursion characterizes individuals with patellofemoral pain

Patients with patellofemoral pain (PFP) have less medial longitudinal arch excursion during stair descent than healthy individuals, according to a Brazilian study that may help explain the effects of foot orthoses in patients with PFP. Researchers from the University of Sao Paulo analyzed foot posture and motion in 15 healthy women and 15 women with PFP as they descended five stairs at a controlled cadence of 96 steps per minute.

Patients with patellofemoral pain (PFP) have less medial longitudinal arch excursion during stair descent than healthy individuals, according to a Brazilian study that may help explain the effects of foot orthoses in patients with PFP. Researchers from the University of Sao Paulo analyzed foot posture and motion in 15 healthy women and 15 women with PFP as they descended five stairs at a controlled cadence of 96 steps per minute.

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Limited arch excursion characterizes individuals with patellofemoral pain