Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 4 (August 2017)

Page No.: 2249-2252

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2017.181


Arnaaz Rusi Doctor *, Shweta Satish Devare Phadke.

D.Y Patil University, School of Physiotherapy, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Address for Correspondence: Dr. Arnaaz Doctor, D.Y Patil University, School of Physiotherapy, Sector 7, Nerul, Navi Mumbai 400706, Maharashtra, India. E-Mail: arnaazd@gmail.com


Background: Adult flatfoot is defined as a foot condition that persists or develops after skeletal maturity and is characterized by partial or complete loss or collapse of medial longitudinal arch. As traffic police officers have long standing hours on duty, wear improper footwear and have a higher BMI therefore this study was undertaken to assess foot posture in traffic policemen.

Purpose of the study: Aim of this study is to assess the arches of foot in traffic policemen and objective is to study the effect of BMI and long static standing duty hours on medial arch of foot.

Methodology: A cross sectional study was conducted in Navi Mumbai Traffic police chowki’s on 200 traffic policemen. Outcome of the study that is navicular drop test were assessed for each subject.

Results: In our study 81 subjects were between 41-50 years of age and 92% subjects were males. Maximum subjects (70) had a height between 166-170cms and 110 subjects were overweight with BMI between 25-29.9. Prevalence of flat feet in our study population was 34% in left foot and 33% in right foot. The mean navicular drop difference in right foot was 7.53 and 7.74 in left foot. There was a positive correlation seen between BMI and right foot navicular distance difference and left foot navicular distance difference respectively.

Conclusion: Prevalence of flat feet was only 34%. The high BMI has an adverse effect on the medial arch of foot in the traffic policemen.

Key words: Flat Foot, Navicular Drop Test.


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Cite this article: Arnaaz Rusi Doctor, Shweta Satish Devare Phadke. FOOT POSTURE ASSESSMENT IN TRAFFIC POLICEMEN. Int J Physiother Res 2017;5(4):2249-2252. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2017.181