• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 26, Pages: 1-5

Original Article

The Effect of Elastic and Non-Elastic Tape on Flat Foot


This study was performed to investigate the effect of elastic and non-elastic tape on flat foot. Fourteen able-body volunteers who had pes planus were recruited for this study. Subjects were measured navicular drop test to evaluate pronation of foot and navicular height and footprint during static standing with a bare foot state at pre-taping, elastic tape, and non-elastic tape. A one-way Repeated ANOVA analysis of variance design was used to examine the difference of navicular height and footprint. The results showed that the navicular height and a length (Smallest distance between medial and lateral border of footprint) were significantly decreased after non-elastic tape. The results suggest that non-elastic tape could be useful on flat foot.
Keywords: Elastic Tape, Flat Foot, Navicular Drop Test, Non-elastic Tape


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