Effect of Different Types of Footwear on Gait Pattern – A Scoping Review

Authors

  • Simranjeet Singh BPT Student, Department of Physiotherapy, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India
  • Raghuveer Bohara BPT Student, Department of Physiotherapy, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India
  • Abdul Rahman BPT Student, Department of Physiotherapy, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India
  • Ritika Indoria Assistant Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10566424

Keywords:

footwear, flip flops, bionic shoes, high heels, formal shoes, sports shoes, gait pattern

Abstract

Background: Footwear has a big influence on how we walk and our overall foot health. Various elements, such as environment, culture, fashion trends, and technical breakthroughs, have impacted the evolution of footwear over time. Many investigations on the impact of footwear on muscular activity, balance, posture, energy consumption, and biomechanical alterations have been conducted. A study of the impact of various types of footwear on gait patterns might aid in improving quality of life. Objective: To review the available evidence on the effects of various available footwear on gait patterns to make specific recommendations for practice and future studies. Design: Scoping review. Literature Search: PubMed, Google Scholar, Science direct. Study Selection criteria: Inclusion criteria-RCTs, meta-analysis, clinical trials, reviews and systemic reviews done after 2013 were included. Exclusion criteria-Articles before 2013 were excluded. Result: The gait pattern of a person is influenced by a variety of factors, including their body mechanics, muscle strength and flexibility, and the way their joints move. These factors can vary between individuals and can also be influenced by the type of footwear they are wearing. Conclusion: Footwear has a substantial influence on walking patterns. The design, fit, and type of footwear can impact body alignment and modify joint action during walking. To maintain a healthy gait pattern, footwear that is suited for the activity and gives proper support and comfort should be chosen.

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Published

25-01-2024

How to Cite

[1]
S. Singh, R. Bohara, A. Rahman, and R. Indoria, “Effect of Different Types of Footwear on Gait Pattern – A Scoping Review”, IJMDES, vol. 2, no. 11, pp. 16–19, Jan. 2024.

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