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Medial contact and smaller plantar loads characterize individuals with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome during stair descent.

Authors
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  • 1 Laboratory of Biomechanics of the Human Movement and Posture, Physical Therapy, Speech and Occupational Therapy Department, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. [email protected] , (Brazil)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Physical therapy in sport : official journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine
1873-1600
Publication Date
Volume
11
Issue
1
Pages
30–34
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2009.11.001
PMID: 20129121
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The pattern of plantar pressure distribution during stair descent in Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome subjects was different from controls. This seems to be related to greater medial rearfoot and midfoot support. Smaller plantar loads found in Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome subjects during stair descent reveal a more cautious motor pattern in a challenging task.

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