Flat Foot Deformity, Q Angle and Knee Pain are Interrelated in Wrestlers
|Amir Letafatkar1*, Shahrzad Zandi2, Majid Khodayi3and Jafar Belali Vashmesara4|
|1Sport Medicine and Hygiene, University of Kharazmi, Iran|
|2Sport Medicine and Hygiene, University of Tehran, Iran|
|3Sport Management and Coach of Iranian Juvenile Wrestling Team, University of Tehran, Iran|
|4Sport Medicine and Hygiene, University of Tehran, Iran|
|Corresponding Author :||Amir Letafatkar
Sport Medicine and Hygiene
University of Kharazmi, Iran
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received March 21, 2013; Accepted May 06, 2013; Published May 08, 2013|
|Citation: Letafatkar A, Zandi S, Khodayi M, Vashmesara JB (2013) Flat Foot Deformity, Q Angle and Knee Pain are Interrelated in Wrestlers. J Nov Physiother 3:138. doi:10.4172/2165-7025.1000138|
|Copyright: © 2013 Letafatkar A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
Introduction: The aim of this study was the surveying of Relationship between flat foot deformity with Q angle and knee pain in Iranian freestyle wrestlers.
Material and methods: For executing this study, twenty subjects from Iranian national wrestlers with mean age 19.11 ± 0.86 yrs, weight 70.5 ± 18.4 kg, height 173.2 ± 9.1 cm, sportive experience were selected. Navicular depression (with Brody method), goniometer and pain score used for flat foot, Q angle and knee pain measurement. Pearson correlation coefficient was used for statistical analysis (α ≤ 0.05).
Results: Results indicated that there is significant relationship between flat foot deformity and knee pain in wrestlers (r=0.686). There is significant relationship between Q angle increasing in dominant leg and knee pain (r=0.949). Also there is significant relationship between Q angle increasing in dominant leg and flat foot deformity (r=0.278).
Discussion and conclusion: With regard to this study results, we concluded that based on kinetic chain system, flat foot deformity may resulted in patella lateral rotation and Q angle increasing that this agents fortunately resulted in knee pain.