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Antiswelling effect of StepIt: an active foot pump system
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Vascular Surgery.
2009 (English)In: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association (Print), ISSN 8750-7315, Vol. 99, no 1, 20-22 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: StepIt is a device for active movement of the foot that simulates normal walking with calf muscle contractions. METHODS: In 40 healthy volunteers with predominantly office work and sitting conditions, StepIt was used regularly for 1 day, and the volume of the calf, approximated to a truncated cone, was measured before and after using StepIt. One leg was used as a control, and after 5 days, the exercise was repeated, with the other leg as the control. RESULTS: The volume of the leg increased during the day and the increase was significantly smaller in the leg that used StepIt. CONCLUSIONS: By using a device for active foot movement in healthy people, it is possible, in some individuals, to reduce the swelling that occurs during sitting conditions.

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2009. Vol. 99, no 1, 20-22 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-110119ISI: 000262737000004PubMedID: 19141717OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-110119DiVA: diva2:275253
Available from: 2009-11-04 Created: 2009-11-04 Last updated: 2011-04-27Bibliographically approved

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