Kinematic, kinetic and electromyographic response to customized foot orthoses in patients with tibialis posterior tenosynovitis, pes plano valgus and rheumatoid arthritis

Ruth Barn, Mhairi Brandon, Daniel Rafferty, Roger D. Sturrock, Martijn Steultjens, Deborah E. Turner, James Woodburn

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The study objective was to describe the effect of customized foot orthoses (FOs) on the kinematic, kinetic and EMG features in patients with RA, tibialis posterior (TP) tenosynovitis and associated pes plano valgus. Patients with RA and US-confirmed tenosynovitis of TP underwent gait analysis, including three-dimensional (3D) kinematics, kinetics, intramuscular EMG of TP and surface EMG of tibialis anterior, peroneus longus, soleus and medial gastrocnemius. Findings were compared between barefoot and shod with customized FO conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Early online date3 Oct 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • podiatry
  • foot orthoses
  • tibialis posterior tenosynovitis
  • rhematoid arthritis

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