Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: June | Volume: 8 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 124-127
Comparison of Navicular Height in Females with and without Mechanical Arch Foot Pain
Monika Sihag1, Shabnam Joshi2, Rekha Chaturvedi2
1Student, Bachelor of Physiotherapy, 2Assistant Professor,
Department of Physiotherapy, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, India.
Corresponding Author: Rekha Chaturvedi
Introduction: Medial longitudinal arch (MLA) and the position of foot is a risk factor for many foot and lower extremity injuries. Navicular drop test is a reliable method to assess the optimal functioning of MLA.
Objective: Compare the difference in navicular height in females with mechanical arch foot pain with normal females.
Methodology: 50 participants were selected and were randomly allocated to two groups based on the presence of mechanical arch foot pain into group A and B. In sitting position the navicular tuberosity was palpated and the height of navicular tuberosity was measured from the ground.
Results: There was a significant difference in navicular height in females with mechanical arch foot pain compared to normal females.
Conclusion: Navicular height measurement is an optimal method for assessing the functioning of MLA that can be a causative factor for foot pain.
Implication: The position of foot and medial longitudinal arch can be a causative factor for foot pain.
Key words: navicular height, mechanical arch foot pain, medial longitudinal arch (MLA).