Journal article

The relationship between rearfoot, tibial and hip kinematics in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome

Christian J Barton, Pazit Levinger, Kay M Crossley, Kate E Webster, Hylton B Menz

CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Excessive rearfoot eversion is thought to be a risk factor for patellofemoral pain syndrome development, based on theoretical rationale linking it to greater tibial internal rotation and hip adduction. This study aimed to establish the relationship of rearfoot eversion with tibial internal rotation and hip adduction during walking in individuals with and without patellofemoral pain syndrome. METHODS: Twenty-six individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome and 20 controls (18-35years) participated. Each underwent instrumented three-dimensional motion analysis during over-ground walking. Pearson's correlation coefficients (r) were calculated to establish the relationship of rearfo..

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