Background/aim: Hormonal and structural changes that occur during pregnancy cause alterations in body biomechanics. These alterations reach their peak in the last trimester. Adaptive changes that appear in the foot result in pain in the foot and ankle. Pedobarography is a noninvasive measurement method that can be used to understand the origin of such pain. Materials and methods: One hundred and thirty-one pregnant women who did not have a foot or ankle problem prior to pregnancy volunteered to take part in the study. Pain was quantified by a visual analog scale (VAS). A cut-off value of 2.95 was taken to divide the subjects into two groups: Group 1 (n = 70) with VAS scores of
Pregnancy, trimester, foot pain, visual analog scale, pedobarography
VAROL, TUNCAY; GÖKER, ASLI; CEZAYİRLİ, ENİS; ÖZGÜR, SERKAN; and YÜCEL, AYŞE TUÇ
"Relation between foot pain and plantar pressure in pregnancy,"
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 47:
4, Article 8.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol47/iss4/8