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Foot posture, leg length discrepancy and low back pain – Their relationship and clinical management using foot orthoses – An overview

Overview of attention for article published in Foot, June 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#25 of 171)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (79th percentile)

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Title
Foot posture, leg length discrepancy and low back pain – Their relationship and clinical management using foot orthoses – An overview
Published in
Foot, June 2014
DOI 10.1016/j.foot.2014.03.004
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Authors

Julie C. Kendall, Adam R. Bird, Michael F. Azari

Abstract

Mechanical low back pain (LBP) is a very common, expensive, and significant health issue in the western world. Functional musculoskeletal conditions are widely thought to cause mechanical low back pain. The role of foot posture and leg length discrepancy in contributing to abnormal biomechanics of the lumbopelvic region and low back pain is not sufficiently investigated. This critical review examines the evidence for the association between foot function, particularly pronation, and mechanical LBP. It also explores the evidence for a role for foot orthoses in the treatment of this condition. There is a body of evidence to support the notion that foot posture, particularly hyperpronation, is associated with mechanical low back pain. Mechanisms that have been put forward to account for this finding are based on either mechanical postural changes or alterations in muscular activity in the lumbar and pelvic muscles. More research is needed to explore and quantify the effects of foot orthoses on chronic low back pain, especially their effects on lumbopelvic muscle function and posture. The clinical implications of this work are significant since foot orthoses represent a simple and potentially effective therapeutic measure for a clinical condition of high personal and social burden.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 2 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 217 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 52 23%
Student > Master 44 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 8%
Researcher 16 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 16 7%
Other 48 21%
Unknown 29 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 89 40%
Nursing and Health Professions 34 15%
Sports and Recreations 26 12%
Engineering 23 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 2%
Other 16 7%
Unknown 31 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 January 2015.
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#2,677,736
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Outputs from Foot
#25
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#39,614
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Outputs of similar age from Foot
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