The relationship of the heel pad compressibility and plantar pressure distribution

KANATLI U. , Yetkin H., Simsek A., Besli K., Ozturk A.

FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, vol.22, no.8, pp.662-665, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/107110070102200808
  • Title of Journal : FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.662-665


Loss of heel pad elasticity has been suggested as one of the possible explanations of heel pain. This study aimed to determine the effect of heel pad thickness and its compressibility to heel pressure distribution, in 47 (94 feet) normal subjects and 59 (94 feet) patients with heel pain, using radiological measurements and EMED-SF (Novel, Munich) plantar pressure distribution measurement system.