Joint moments and muscle forces in walking with different heel heights

Sung Jae Hwang, Hue Seok Choi, Hyun Ho Choi, Han Sung Kim, Young Ho Kim

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Abstract

In this study, we determined joint moments and muscle forces in the lower extremity during walking with different heel-height shoes using the 3D motion analysis and the corresponding musculoskeletal modeling. Totally fifteen healthy women participated in 3D motion analysis for various walking with barefoot, flat shoe, 3cm, 6cm and 9cm high heels. Inverse dynamic simulations were also performed using a musculoskeletal model in order to calculate joint moments and muscle forces in the lower extremity. As for the hip, joint angles, joint moments and corresponding muscle forces did not show significant differences. Recrus femoris, the biarticular muscle for hip flexor and knee extensor, revealed stronger effect on the knee than the hip. Soleus, playing the most important role for ankle plantarflexor, showed decreases in the maximum muscle force at pre-swing, as heel height increased. Tibialis anterior produced larger dorsiflexion moments for foot clearance with higher-heeled shoes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fourth IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering
Pages147-152
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event4th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: Feb 15 2006Feb 17 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Fourth IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering
Volume2006

Conference

Conference4th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period02/15/0602/17/06

Keywords

  • Biomechanics
  • High heel walking
  • Modeling
  • Muscle forces

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