There were less evidence present on the relationship between knee deformity and foot deformity.
Objective: To examine correlation between knee valgum deformity and overpronation of foot.
Methodology: Design: Observational study; Setting: department of physiotherapy, GJUS&T, Hisar; Study Participants: Ninety seven healthy, college aged participants; Outcome Measure(s): Quadriceps angle, tibiofemoral and navicular drop of the right and left lower extremities. Measurement of Genu valgum was done in stance standing position with standard universal goniometer. Navicular drop was the difference between the height of the navicular in neutral position of subtalar joint in sitting position and standing position and measurement of navicular drop with a ruler was done for each candidate. All measurement was done in standing neutral position with equal weight on both feet. Each reading was taken 3 times.
Results: Mean age of all participants were 19.94±.154 years (Male 19.91±1.79 years; Females 19.96±1.24 years). All participants were completed the data collection procedure. Results findings of study claimed that there was no relations between genu valgum and overpronation of foot but significant relation was found between right valgum & left valgum; right navicular drop and left navicular drop. For both lower limbs, females showed significant higher mean value for genu valgum than males but almost same non-significant mean value for navicular drop.
Conclusions: No significant relationship was found between genu valgum and foot overpronation.