Relationship between navicular drop and measuring position of maximal plantar flexion torque of the first and second-fifth metatarsophalangeal joints

Junya Saeki, Michio Tojima, Suguru Torii

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Abstract

[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between navicular drop and plantar flexion torque of the first and second-fifth metatarsophalangeal joints. [Subjects] Ten healthy young men participated in this study. [Methods] The Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient was calculated to determine the relationship between navicular drop and plantar flexion torque of the first and second-fifth metatarsophalangeal joints. [Results] Significant negative correlations were observed between navicular drop and plantar flexion torques in the lengthened position of the intrinsic toe plantar flexion muscles, but no correlations were found between navicular drop and plantar flexion torques in the neutral position of the ankle and metatarsophalangeal joints. Moreover, the intrinsic toe plantar flexion muscles were found to contribute to the formation of the medial longitudinal arch. [Conclusion] Navicular drop correlates with metatarsophalangeal joint muscle strength in plantar flexion where the intrinsic toe muscles are capable of exerting force.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1795-1797
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physical Therapy Science
Volume27
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 30

Keywords

  • Intrinsic foot muscle
  • Medial longitudinal arch
  • Toe flexor strength

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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