Jadelyn M. Villafuerte
St. Dominic College of Asia, Philippines
5th year in Bachelor of Science and Physical Therapy in St. Dominic College of Asia Imus, Cavite, Philippines.
Introduction: Memory Foam molds to the body in response to heat and pressure, distributing body weight evenly.It conform to the body and distribute the weight in way that allows the entire body to be supported. The shoe Insole is a removable shoe insert that worn in a shoe for warmth to improve the fit. Foot pain is a conditions may due to inflammation involving any of the bones, ligaments or tendons in the foot , and also due to prolong standing and walking The utilization of Memory foam insole(MFI) as a shoe modification for people suffering for foot pain,when using it as an insoles it returns to its original shapes when you apply a force since its elastic and quickly molds to your unique contours. Your weight distribution on your foot spead more evenly and the pressure is relieve on places as well.
Objective: To decrease foot pain for atletes that engage in track and field events improve performance , and prevent further foot debilitaing condition that hinder their activities of daily livings.
Methods: The method used is true-experimental and purposive sampling. The T-test is used to test the significant difference between two variable means .The first group will be wearing the memory foam insole (MFI) as insole the second group used an ordinary foam insole(OFI) and both groups is also use regular commeciallly available insoles(CAI) for another ten days for atleast four hours a day.The collection of data are done every other day.. The researchers use the Modified Foot Function Index (MFFI)for evaluation of foot pain.
Results: The MFFI demostrates that MFI, OFI and CAI has mean average of 1.5 , 1.95 and 2.12 respectively with the one-tailed critical t-value of 1.83 at a 0.05 level of significance and a degree of freedom of 9.
Conclusion: There is a significant difference on using the MFI to CAI with a t-stat values for Foot Pain (2.43), therefore the null Hypothesis is rejected And for MFI as to to OFI a T stat value of foot pain( 1.71) The Null hypothesis is accepted This shows evidence thatMFI is effective in decreasingfoot pain as to CAI .