Correlation between Foot Transverse Arch Index and Foot Posture Index in Identifying Foot Arches in Healthy Population
Keywords:: pes cavus, Pes planus, foot arch index, foot posture index
Background: Medial longitudinal arch of foot plays a crucial role on maintaining ankle during weight bearing
activities. In previous studies arch index derived from foot print shows a negative correlation with the navicular
height. There are no other studies have correlated mathematically derived foot print values with standing arch
height measurements with an acceptable equation. This study correlates arch index and foot posture index to
identify foot arches.
Methods: subjects with high arch have taken for the study. The study type is observational study was done on
sample size n=60,foot arch index and foot posture index was evaluated with the samples.
Findings: a r- value of 0.333, there is a Negative correlation between Arch index and Foot posture index in low
arched foot. There is no significant correlation, and the a r- value of 0.173, there is a low positive correlation
between arch index and foot posture index in high arched foot.
Interpretation: Among high arched foot and low arched foot, Foot Posture Index and Arch Index is correlated,
according to Pearson's correlation, only high arched foot shows low positive correlation between Foot
Posture Index and Arch Index. Flatfoot shows negative correlation.
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