Differences in the gait characteristics of patients with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy compared with age-matched controls.

@article{Mueller1994DifferencesIT,
  title={Differences in the gait characteristics of patients with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy compared with age-matched controls.},
  author={Michael J. Mueller and Scott D Minor and Shirley A. Sahrmann and James A. Schaaf and Michael Strube},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={1994},
  volume={74 4},
  pages={299-308; discussion 309-13}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Patients with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy have a high incidence of injuries while walking. Biomechanical analysis of their walking may lead to treatments to reduce these injuries. The purpose of this study was to compare (1) the gait characteristics, (2) the plantar-flexor peak torques, and (3) the ankle range of motion of subjects with diabetes mellitus (DM) and peripheral neuropathy with those of age-matched controls. SUBJECTS Twenty subjects, 10 with DM and a… CONTINUE READING
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