Forefoot flexibility and medial tibial stress syndrome.

  title={Forefoot flexibility and medial tibial stress syndrome.},
  author={Shintarou Kudo and Yasuhiko Hatanaka},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic surgery},
  volume={23 3},
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 longitudinal arch (MLA) ratio and the transverse arch length (TAL) were measured in both rearfoot and forefoot loading positions. The difference… CONTINUE READING