Sinclair, Jonathan Kenneth, Taylor, Paul John and Vincent, Hayley (2014) Multi-segment foot kinematics and plantar fascia strain during treadmill and overground running. The Foot and Ankle Online Journal, 7 (4).
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3827/faoj.2014.0704.0004
Although physiologically beneficial, running is known to be associated with a high incidence of chronic injuries. Excessive coronal and transverse plane motions of the foot segments and strain experienced by the plantar fascia are linked to the development of a number of chronic injuries. This study examined differences in multi-segment foot kinematics and plantar fascia strain during treadmill and overground running. Twelve male recreational runners ran at 4.0 m.s-1 in both treadmill and overground conditions. Multi-segment foot kinematics and plantar fascia strain were measured using an eight-camera motion analysis system and contrasted using paired samples t-tests. The results showed that plantar fascia strain was significantly greater in the overground condition (8.23 ± 2.77) compared to the treadmill (5.53 ± 2.25). Given the proposed relationship between excessive plantar fascia strain and the etiology of injury, overground running may be associated with a higher incidence of injury although further work is necessary before causation can be confirmed.
|Schools:||Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > School of Sport and Wellbeing|
|Deposited By:||Jonathan Kenneth Sinclair|
|Deposited On:||09 Apr 2015 15:28|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2016 05:24|
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