The effect of low-Dye taping on plantar pressures, during gait, in subjects with navicular drop exceeding 10 mm

Belinda Lange, Lucy Chipchase, Angela Evans

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Abstract

STUDY DESIGN: A preintervention and postintervention, repeated-measures experimental design.

OBJECTIVES: To investigate the immediate effect of low-Dye taping on peak and mean plantar pressures during gait in subjects with navicular drop exceeding 10 mm.

BACKGROUND: Low-Dye taping is commonly used to support the longitudinal and transverse arches of the foot in an attempt to reduce the effects of symptoms associated with excessive pronation. Plantar pressure measurement has been used as an indirect indicator of pronation during gait. METHOD AND MEASURES: The right foot of 60 subjects was tested using the Emed-AT system to obtain plantar pressure values. Subjects performed 6 barefoot walks over the Emed pressure platform while taped and a further 6 walks while untaped. Plantar pressures were recorded. Each footprint obtained was divided into 10 sections or 'masks.' Average peak and mean plantar pressure values (N/cm2) were calculated for both taped and untaped walks for each mask.

RESULTS: Paired t tests demonstrated significant changes in peak plantar pressure in 8 of the 10 areas of the foot and significant changes in mean plantar pressure in 9 of the 10 areas of the foot. Low-Dye taping significantly decreased pressure under the heel and the medial and middle forefoot, while increasing pressure under the lateral midfoot and under the toes. A significant decrease in mean plantar pressure was observed under the lateral forefoot, while no significant difference was demonstrated in peak plantar pressure under this area. The area under the medial midfoot demonstrated no significant change in either peak or mean pressure.

CONCLUSIONS: Low-Dye taping significantly altered peak and mean plantar pressure values in subjects with navicular drop exceeding 10 mm. In particular, peak and mean plantar pressure increased under the lateral midfoot and under the toes, and decreased under the heel and forefoot, suggesting that a decrease in the amount of pronation occurred.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004

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The effect of low-Dye taping on plantar pressures, during gait, in subjects with navicular drop exceeding 10 mm. / Lange, Belinda; Chipchase, Lucy; Evans, Angela.

In: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Vol. 34, No. 4, 04.2004, p. 201-9.

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