Comparison Study of Static and Dynamic Plantar Foot Pressure between Chronic Low Back Pain Patients and Normal Adults

만성 요통 환자와 정상 성인의 정적, 동적 족저압 비교 연구

  • 이전형 (대구보건대학교 물리치료과) ;
  • 김기철 (대구보건대학교 물리치료과) ;
  • 서현규 (대구보건대학교 물리치료과) ;
  • 박윤기 (대구보건대학교 물리치료과)
  • Received : 2013.04.10
  • Accepted : 2013.04.29
  • Published : 2013.06.30

Abstract

Background: The purposed of this study is to examine the static and dynamic plantar foot pressure in chronic low back pain patients and normal adults. Methods: The subjects were divided into a group of 30 patients with chronic low back pain and a control group of 30 healthy persons. While static posture and dynamic posture at comfortable walking speeds, the low back pain group and the control group measured their plantar foot pressure and the trajectory of their center of pressure (COP) using the Matscan(R) system. Independent t-tests were measured to compare differences in plantar foot pressure characteristics between the left side and right side of the low back pain group and the control group. Results: In the comparison of differences in plantar foot pressure characteristics between the left side and right side of the low back pain group and the control group, the anteroposterior (AP) displacement of COP showed significant differences (p<.05). Although the low back pain group and the control group did not show any significant differences in leg length, weight distribution, mediolateral (ML) displacement of COP, static contract area, dynamic contract areas (p>.05), increases in the contract area values were shown in the hind foot in general. Conclusion: In this study, it was shown that patients with chronic low back pain were walking with short AP displacement of the COP as a compensatory action to avoid pain.