Tag: Foot

Older people and footwear

Introduction There is wide-ranging evidence to show that although the risk of falls is multifactoral, it can however, be greatly influenced by footwear and foot characteristics. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recognise the health risk of falls in older adults, annually a significant number of adults aged 65 or older have …

The role of footwear and foot characteristics in reducing falls in older people

Introduction The results section will look at the two main themes from this essay, namely foot characteristics and footwear and their role in falls, and will discuss the main themes in the literature within these two headings. Foot characteristics There are a number of foot characteristics associated with balance and functional ability. Ankle strength, flexibility …

Clubfoot

Clubfoot is defined as a congenital foot deformity characterized by a kidney shaped foot that turns inward and points down. The forefoot is curved inward, the heel is bent inward, and the ankle is fixed in planter flexion with the toes pointing down. Shortened tendons on the inside of the lower leg, together with abnormally …