Skip Navigation
Skip to contents

JPMPH : Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health

OPEN ACCESS
SEARCH
Search

Author index

Page Path
HOME > Browse Articles > Author index
Search
Wichai Eungpinichpong 1 Article
Effects of the Short Foot Exercise With Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation on Navicular Height in Flexible Flatfoot in Thailand: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Juntip Namsawang, Wichai Eungpinichpong, Ratana Vichiansiri, Somchai Rattanathongkom
J Prev Med Public Health. 2019;52(4):250-257.   Published online July 14, 2019
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.19.072
  • 10,125 View
  • 549 Download
  • 20 Crossref
AbstractAbstract PDF
Objectives
Flatfoot, or low medial longitudinal arch, contributes to back and lower extremity injuries and is caused by weak abductor hallucis (AbdH) muscles. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of short foot exercise (SFE) alone or with neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) on navicular height, the cross-sectional area (CSA) of the AbdH muscle, and AbdH muscle activity in flexible flatfoot.
Methods
Thirty-six otherwise healthy people with flexible flatfoot were randomly assigned to a group that received SFE with placebo NMES treatment (the control group) or a group that received both SFE and NMES treatment (the experimental group). Each group received 4 weeks of treatment (SFE alone or SFE with NMES). Navicular height, the CSA of the AbdH muscle, and AbdH muscle activity were assessed before and after the intervention.
Results
No significant differences were found in navicular height or the CSA of the AbdH muscle between the control and experimental groups, while AbdH muscle activity showed a statistically significant difference between the groups (SFE=73.9±11.0% of maximal voluntary isometric contraction [MVIC]; SFE with NMES=81.4±8.3% of MVIC; p<0.05). Moreover, the CSA of the AbdH muscle showed a statistically significant increase after treatment in the SFE with NMES group (pre-treatment=218.6±53.2 mm2; post-treatment=256.9±70.5 mm2; p<0.05).
Conclusions
SFE with NMES was more effective than SFE alone in increasing AbdH muscle activity. Therefore, SFE with NMES should be recommended to correct or prevent abnormalities in people with flexible flatfoot by a physiotherapist or medical care team.
Summary

Citations

Citations to this article as recorded by  
  • Additional effect of neuromuscular electrical stimulation in a conservative intervention on morphology and strength of abductor hallucis muscle and correction of hallux valgus deformity: a randomized controlled trial
    Nasrin Moulodi, Javad Sarrafzadeh, Fatemeh Azadinia, Ali Shakourirad, Maryam Jalali
    Physiotherapy Theory and Practice.2024; : 1.     CrossRef
  • Effect of Arch Height Flexibility in Individuals With Flatfoot on Abductor Hallucis Muscle Activity and Medial Longitudinal Arch Angle During Short Foot Exercises
    Haruki Ishiyama, Tomoya Takabayashi, Shiori Hiratsuka, Wataru Ito, Takanori Kikumoto, Masayoshi Kubo
    The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery.2023; 62(1): 168.     CrossRef
  • The effects of short foot exercises to treat flat foot deformity: A systematic review
    Shigeyuki Hara, Masashi Kitano, Shintarou Kudo
    Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.2023; 36(1): 21.     CrossRef
  • The role of different physiotherapy methods in tibialis posterior muscle insufficiency – a literature review
    Bernadeta Piwowar-Kuczyńska, Michał Zabojszcz, Mateusz Curyło
    Fizjoterapia Polska.2023; 23(3): 190.     CrossRef
  • Effects of a Single Electrical Stimulation Session on Foot Force Production, Foot Dome Stability, and Dynamic Postural Control
    Romain Tourillon, Hugo Bothorel, Patrick O. McKeon, Boris Gojanovic, François Fourchet
    Journal of Athletic Training.2023; 58(1): 51.     CrossRef
  • Does Kinesio taping of tibialis posterior or peroneus longus have an immediate effect on improving foot posture, dynamic balance, and biomechanical variables in young women with flexible flatfoot?
    Alireza Tahmasbi, Azadeh Shadmehr, Behrouz Attarbashi Moghadam, Sara Fereydounnia
    The Foot.2023; 56: 102032.     CrossRef
  • Intrinsic Foot Muscle Exercises With and Without Electric Stimulation
    Katherine R. Newsham
    Journal of Sport Rehabilitation.2023; : 1.     CrossRef
  • The combined effect of short foot exercises and orthosis in symptomatic flexible flatfoot: a randomized controlled trial
    Walaa ELSAYED, Shaikha ALOTAIBI, Afaf SHAHEEN, Mohamed FAROUK, Ahmed FARRAG
    European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Current evidence regarding 2D ultrasonography monitoring of intrinsic foot muscle properties: A systematic review
    Nicolas Haelewijn, Jean-Louis Peters Dickie, Filip Staes, Evie Vereecke, Kevin Deschamps
    Heliyon.2023; 9(8): e18252.     CrossRef
  • Efficacy of Faradic Foot Baths and Short Foot Exercises in Symptomatic Flatfoot: A Review
    Anushri R Patil, Swapna Jawade, Kamya J Somaiya, Manali A Boob
    Cureus.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Series of exercise therapy in order to make the medial longitudinal arch in changing flat foot conditions, systematic literature review
    Ridwan Abdul Rachman, Wawan Sundawan Suherman, Budi Calamita Sandra, Ahmad Nasrulloh
    Fizjoterapia Polska.2023; 23(5): 275.     CrossRef
  • Examining the efficacy of short foot exercises as an effective stand-alone treatment for mechanical low back pain associated with foot overpronation
    Waleed S. Mahmoud
    Isokinetics and Exercise Science.2022; 30(2): 145.     CrossRef
  • Combined Use of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation and Short Foot Exercise Improves Navicular Height, Muscle Size, Function Mobility, and Risk of Falls in Healthy Older Adults
    Juntip Namsawang, Pornpimol Muanjai
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.2022; 19(12): 7196.     CrossRef
  • The Effect of Customized and Silicon Insoles on Mid- and Hindfoot in Adult Flexible Pes Planovalgus
    Amit Kumar Vimal, Shivani Sharma, Bindu Gahlawat, G. Pandian, Sumit Sural
    Indian Journal of Orthopaedics.2022; 56(11): 1897.     CrossRef
  • Pie plano y tratamientos conservadores en adultos físicamente activos. Una revisión sistemática
    Luis Enrique Carranza García, Ricardo López-García, Jose Omar Lagunes-Carrasco, Perla Lizeth Hernández-Cortés, María Cristina Enríquez-Reyna, Ricardo Navarro-Orocio
    Revista Iberoamericana de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte.2022; 11(3): 1.     CrossRef
  • Clinical and radiological outcomes of corrective exercises and neuromuscular electrical stimulation in children with flexible flatfeet: A randomized controlled trial
    Amira M. Abd-Elmonem, Emam H. El-Negamy, Mahmoud A. Mahran, Asmaa T. Ramadan
    Gait & Posture.2021; 88: 297.     CrossRef
  • The Effects of Electrical Stimulation Program on Navicular Height, Balance, and Fear of Falling in Community-Dwelling Elderly
    Juntip Namsawang, Pornpimol Muanjai, Nongnuch Luangpon, Sirirat Kiatkulanusorn
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.2021; 18(17): 9351.     CrossRef
  • Effects of Plyometric Exercises versus Flatfoot Corrective Exercises on Postural Control and Foot Posture in Obese Children with a Flexible Flatfoot
    Hatem H. Allam, Alsufiany Muhsen, Mosfer A. Al-walah, Abdulmajeed N. Alotaibi, Shayek S. Alotaibi, Lamiaa K. Elsayyad, Fahd Abd Algalil
    Applied Bionics and Biomechanics.2021; 2021: 1.     CrossRef
  • Adult flatfoot
    Chris Yuk Kwan Tang, Ka Ho Ng, Joyce Lai
    BMJ.2020; : m295.     CrossRef
  • Randomized Clinical Trial: The Effect of Exercise of the Intrinsic Muscle on Foot Pronation
    Manuel Pabón-Carrasco, Aurora Castro-Méndez, Samuel Vilar-Palomo, Ana María Jiménez-Cebrián, Irene García-Paya, Inmaculada C. Palomo-Toucedo
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.2020; 17(13): 4882.     CrossRef

JPMPH : Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health