The purpose of this study was to determine differences in the longitudinal arch angle (LAA) between females and males as well as between the left and right foot.
The study also sought to determine whether the LAA, assessed in static standing, could be used to predict the LAA measured at midstance during walking.
In the first phase of the study, each subject stood on an elevated platform, and the midpoint of the medial malleolus, the tuberosity of the navicular bone, and the midpoint of the medial aspect of the first metatarsal head were identified by palpation and were marked on each foot.
A digital image of the medial aspect of each foot was obtained using a digital camera.
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