MUSCLE ACTIVITY IN THE SUBJECTS WITH FUNCTIONAL INSTABILITY OF THE ANKLE DURING A SINGLE-LEG DROP JUMP

  • R. Okuma
  • Y. Urabe
  • Y. Yamanaka
  • T. Akimoto
  • H. Shinohara
Keywords: ankle sprain, drop jump, muscle activity

Abstract

Ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries experienced sporting participation, and Hertel J (2002) reported it’s recurrence rate is very high( 47-73 %). Presence of residual pain and functional problems (recurrent complaints of “giving way” or repeated sprain) following inversion ankle sprains are often reported. These symptoms of repeated complaints of “giving way” and/or recurrent sprains have been termed functional instability (FI) of the ankle joint with the report of Freeman, Dean and Hanham (1965). Including the report of Konradsen and Ravn (1991) and Hertsell and Spaulding (1999), There are many studies of muscle functions such as muscle strength, muscle activity, muscle response time of ankle joint evertor in the subjects with FI of the ankle joint. However, a few studies have researched muscle activity in the situation actually occurs ankle sprain such as jump landing on the subjects with FI of ankle joint. The purpose of this study was to identify differences in ankle joint muscle activity in subjects with FI of the ankle joint during a single-leg drop jump landing.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities