Correlation between Foot Transverse Arch Index and Foot Posture Index in Identifying Foot Arches in Healthy Population

Authors

  • Pubali Das
  • Jeyakumar. S
  • Annie Thomas
  • Priti Lendghar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/3gw18f74

Keywords:

: pes cavus, Pes planus, foot arch index, foot posture index

Abstract

 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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Author Biographies

  • Pubali Das

    Assistant Professor, Krupanidhi College of Physiotherapy, Bangalore,

  • Jeyakumar. S

    Professor & Research  Supervisor, School of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy, Garden City University, Bangalore

  • Annie Thomas

    Professor & Research Supervisor, School of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy, Garden City University, Bangalore

  • Priti Lendghar

    Associate Professor, Community Physiotherapy  Department, CMF College of Physiotherapy, Pune

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Correlation between Foot Transverse Arch Index and Foot Posture Index in Identifying Foot Arches in Healthy Population. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 942-947. https://doi.org/10.37506/3gw18f74