Korean J Health Promot.  2014 Jun;14(2):74-81. 10.15384/kjhp.2014.14.2.74.

Comparing Ankle Range of Motion, Functional Ability, Talar Tilt Angle and Foot Injuries between High School Ballet Majors with and without Foot Deformities

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Physical Education, Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul, Korea. chung@sm.ac.kr

Abstract

BACKGROUND
The purpose of the study was to compare and contrast ankle range of motion, functional ability, talar- tilt angle and foot injuries between high school ballet majors with and without foot deformities and to provide fundamental data about effective intervention methods for their successful performance and injury prevention.
METHODS
Subjects were 18 female high school ballet dancers, eight with foot deformities and ten without foot deformities. For statistical analysis, the independent t-test (SPSS 20.0; SPSS Inc, Chicago, IL, USA) was used and the significant level of P<0.050 was selected.
RESULTS
1. Foot injuries of plantar flexion and talar tilt were significantly different between the two groups (P<0.050). 2. The deformity group displayed a higher proportion of mechanical instability compared to that of the control group.
CONCLUSIONS
Foot deformities in high school students majoring in ballet can have negative effects to the ankle joint, with a strong possibility of ankle instability and foot injuries linked to tarlar tilt, and quite probably, of chronic ankle sprain.

Keyword

Foot deformities; Foot injuries; Range of motion

MeSH Terms

Ankle Injuries
Ankle Joint
Ankle*
Congenital Abnormalities
Female
Foot Deformities*
Foot Injuries*
Humans
Range of Motion, Articular*
Full Text Links
  • KJHP
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
Copyright © 2022 by Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors. All rights reserved.     E-mail: koreamed@kamje.or.kr