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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The effect of walking with high-heeled shoes on the leg venous pressure
Author: Poterio, J
Abstract: It is common belief that the use of high-heeled shoes is deleterious to venous return, by impairing the efficiency of the muscular calf pump. Ambulatory venous pressure obtained with dorsal foot venipuncture is the gold standard in the evaluation of venous pressure during walking, but it is not routinely used in clinical practice. The objective of the present study was to determine the variations in leg venous pressure obtained with a new noninvasive method, in individuals without venous disease, walking without shoes and wearing high-heeled shoes. A new method of evaluation of the venous pressure by means of air plethysmography was applied to 10 volunteers (20 limbs). The patients were evaluated while standing, with orthostatic flexion and extension foot movements, and while walking on a treadmill barefooted and wearing high-heeled shoes. It was found that the variation on the cuff pressure during walking with high-heeled shoes was higher than the variation on the cuff pressure walking barefooted (52.2 +/- 8.89 X 26.65 +/- 6.7 mm Hg, p < 0.0001), and the final hydrostatic venous pressure was lower (51.5 +/- 12.78 X 61.5 +/- 8.44 mm Hg). The use of high-heeled shoes increases muscular effort during walking and diminishes the leg venous pressure compared with barefooted.
Country: EUA
Editor: Sage Publications Inc
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1177/0003319706290744
Date Issue: 2006
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