Calcaneus

Publication Title: 
Clinical Biomechanics (Bristol, Avon)

BACKGROUND: The acquisition of flatfoot by an adult is thought to primarily be caused by posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, although some other causes, such as congenital flexible flatfoot or an accessory navicular, may also be responsible. The objective of this study was to evaluate the bone rotation of each joint in the medial longitudinal arch (MLA) and compare the response in healthy feet with that in flat feet by analyzing the reconstructive three-dimensional (3D) CT image data during weightbearing.

Author(s): 
Kido, Masamitsu
Ikoma, Kazuya
Imai, Kan
Tokunaga, Daisaku
Inoue, Nozomu
Kubo, Toshikazu
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To report a method of radiographically assessing the presence of the posterior calcaneus subluxation involved in cases of unresponsive plantar fasciitis. Complete resolution of pain occurred following short lever manipulative procedures directed at the calcaneus. CLINICAL FEATURES: Two cases of plantar fasciitis which previously had received comprehensive podiatric treatment were referred for chiropractic assessment. Bilateral radiographs of the lateral feet were compared.

Author(s): 
Kell, P. M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

BACKGROUND: One out of every 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 in 28 will succumb to the disease. Skeletal metastasis occurs in 16% to 73% of breast cancer patients. OBJECTIVE: To present a comprehensive look at the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and treatment options for skeletal metastasis secondary to breast carcinoma by discussing the case of an 80-year-old female patient with bilateral distal lower extremity metastasis following a previous diagnosis of breast cancer.

Author(s): 
Osterhouse, Melanie D.
Guebert, Gary M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

BACKGROUND: One out of every 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 in 28 will succumb to the disease. Skeletal metastasis occurs in 16% to 73% of breast cancer patients. OBJECTIVE: To present a comprehensive look at the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and treatment options for skeletal metastasis secondary to breast carcinoma by discussing the case of an 80-year-old female patient with bilateral distal lower extremity metastasis following a previous diagnosis of breast cancer.

Author(s): 
Osterhouse, Melanie D.
Guebert, Gary M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: Syndromes causing mechanical low back pain (MLBP) continue to plague the US health care system. One hypothesis is that flatfeet are a risk factor for MLBP. This pilot study evaluated whether subjects with flatter feet are at greater risk for MLBP than subjects without flatter feet. METHODS: Fifty-eight subjects (16-70 years old) were allocated to a group diagnosed with 2 or more episodes of MLBP or with no history of MLBP. A blind assessor measured navicular drop (ND) using navicular height (NH) and calcaneal eversion (CE).

Author(s): 
Brantingham, James W.
Adams, Katy Jane
Cooley, Jeffery R.
Globe, Denise
Globe, Gary
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