Lower extremities kinematics variety of young women jogging with different heel height
by Yaodong Gu; Yan Zhang; Wenwen Shen
International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (IJBET), Vol. 12, No. 3, 2013

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the kinematics changes in hip, knee and ankle during jogging while wearing shoes with heel height of flat (1.5 cm), low (4.5 cm) and high (7 cm) three conditions. We observed an increased motion of range of knee abduction-adduction and hip flexion-extension in high heel jogging, which may induce high loading force in knee joints. In addition, we observed decrease in ankle inversion during heel height jogging gait. Collectively, these findings suggest that permanent wearing of shoes with heel height may contribute to knee osteoarthritis and higher risk of ankle sprain.

Online publication date: Sat, 27-Sep-2014

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