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Kurt Jackson, PT, PhD, GCS
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the most common neurological disorder affecting younger adults. MS causes demyelination of nerves in the central nervous system, which impairs the ability of the nerve to conduct its impulse to other nerves and muscles. Over time, weaknesses and sensory deficits in the limbs may lead to structural changes in the musculoskeletal system, such as tightness in certain muscles and joints (calf and ankle) and excessive motion in others (foot and knee). Structural changes in the foot, including arch height and mid-foot flexibility, have yet to be measured or studied in persons with MS.
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Aeschliman, Christopher; DeMattia, Rebecca; Hurlbut, Rex; and Joy, Adam, "Arch Height in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Study" (2014). University of Dayton Doctor of Physical Therapy Annual Research Symposium. 11.