Sensation and balance in people with lower leg amputations

Does sensation in your foot affect your balance?

The glabrous (smooth and hair free) skin of the sole of the foot and how sensitive it is has an influence on stationary balance. Feedback of sensation in the foot can easily be influenced by external and internal factors, including weather or illness.

This study aimed to look at the sensitivity of people with below knee amputation to light touch and vibration and how this related to their ability to maintain balance during standing. 


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