Shintarou Kudo

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PURPOSE To measure the percentage of the transverse arch length (%TAL) in 2 positions using a 3-dimensional motion capture system to determine the flexibility of the transverse arch of the forefoot. METHODS 19 men and 10 women with no lower extremity injury or deformity were included. The %TAL of the left foot was measured using a digital caliper in the(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the association between medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) and morphology and flexibility of the foot arches. METHODS 131 feet from 74 healthy subjects and 31 feet from 27 patients with MTSS were classified as normal feet (n=78 in 40 subjects), flat feet (n=53 in 34 subjects), or MTSS feet (n=31 in 27 patients). The medial(More)
The aims of this study were to clarify the relationship between deformation of the VL during knee flexion and the stiffness of the VL. 40 lower limbs of 20 male normal volunteers were divided into control and tightness groups using the Ely test. Deformation of the VL in the transverse plane during active knee flexion from 0 to 90° was recorded using B-mode(More)
Background For the flat foot deformity, the custom made foot orthosis supported medial longitudinal arch using the navicular pad. And we experienced many cases that addition the metatarsal pad which supported transverse arch of the forefoot was more effective treatments. However, the flexibility of the transverse arch in the flat foot deformity was unclear.(More)
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to find a strength training protocol which maintains isometric contraction of the triceps surae during dorsal flexion of the ankle. [Subjects] The left feet of 22 young normal volunteers who did not have orthopedic injuries or lower limb pain participated in this study. [Methods] All subjects performed four sets of(More)
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to clarify the difference in foot kinematics, including detailed analysis of the midand forefoot, between normal and flat feet. Methods: Forty-six feet of 33 young normal volunteers were participated in this study. All subjects were categorized two groups which were normal foot group and flat foot group. The fifteen(More)
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