EFFECT OF COMBINED LOCAL TOPICAL ANESTHESIA AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ON KNEE PROPRIOCEPTION SENSES, AND STATIC BALANCE IN HEALTHY YOUNG INDIVIDUALS

  • K. Khayambashi
  • J. Baharlue
  • S. Lenjannejadian
Keywords: proprioception, static balance, topical anesthesia

Abstract

Sixty males participated in this investigation and were randomly assigned into four groups. Group one received only local topical anesthesia on the dominant knee. Second group performed 10 min. sub-maximal running on treadmill with speed of 8 km/h. Third group received local topical anesthesia, the same as group one, combined with 10 min. sub-maximal running. Fourth group served as a control group. The knee proprioception senses for active and passive repositioning, and quadriceps, hamstring maximal torque were measured using Biodex Isokinetic Dynamometer. A single leg stance balance test was used to measure static balance. Findings revealed two interesting results. First; 10 min. sub-maximal running improved knee passive repositioning; second; after 10 min. sub-maximal running static balance declined.