This is the title of a forthcoming research article from two researchers at the Lerner Research Institute – part of the Cleveland Clinic. Doctors Metin Yavuz, PhD, and Brian L. Davis, PhD, are the co-authors. Doctors Davis and Yavuz have done extensive research over the past 10 to 15 years on measuring shear and pressure on the plantar surface of the feet of many different populations: athletes, people with diabetes, children, and the elderly. The article will appear in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Shear is increasingly becoming a major research topic for clinicians treating and preventing problems ranging from blisters to diabetic foot ulcers.