JOINT MOMENT OF LOWER LIMBS DURING WALKING WITH HIGH-HEELED SHOES AND ASYMMETRIC LOAD CARRYING IN YOUNG FEMALES

  • Jing Xian Li
  • Soul Lee
Keywords: gait, load carriage, joint kinetics

Abstract

The objective of the study was to examine the effects of walking in high heeled shoes and asymmetrical carrying a load on joint kinetics of lower extremity in 15 young females. The moment of force of the hip, knee, and ankle in sagittal and frontal planes during walking in flat, 3 cm, and 9 cm heights of high-heeled shoes while asymmetrically carrying a load of 0%, 5% and 10% of weight BW was studied. Results showed that hip extensor moment significantly increased with the heel height increase but not the load weight increase. Walking in high-heeled shoes and carrying a load increased knee extensor moment and diminished ankle plantarflexor moment. When high-heeled shoes and asymmetrically carried load are combined, the changes of joint kinetics at each joint are much greater than that caused by the high-heeled or load carriage alone.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities