Comparative analysis of lower limb kinematics between the initial and terminal phase of 5km treadmill running

Wenjing Quan, Meizi Wang, Gongju Liu, Gusztáv Fekete, Julien Baker, Feng Ren*, Yaodong Gu

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Running is beneficial for physical health, but it is also accompanied by many injuries. However, the main factors leading to running injury remain unexplained. This study investigated the effects of long running distance on lower-limb kinematic variables and the lower limb kinematic difference of between the initial (IR) and terminal phase (TR) of 5 km running was compared. Ten amateur runners ran on a treadmill at the speed of 10 km/h. Dynamic kinematic data was collected at the phase of IR (0.5 km) and TR (5 km), respectively. The peak angle, peak angular velocities, and range of motion were recorded in this experiment. The main results demonstrated the following: ankle eversion and knee abduction were increased at TR; ROMs of ankle and knee were increased in the frontal plane at TR than IR; a larger peak angular velocity of ankle dorsiflexion and hip interrotation were found in TR compared to IR. These changes during the long distance running may provide some specific details for exploring potential reasons of running injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere61192
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Visualized Experiments
Issue number161
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020

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