Fatigue-related loading imbalance on the shank in running: a possible factor in stress fractures

J. Mizrahi, O. Verbitsky, E. Isakov

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Abstract

A study was carried out to test the hypothesis that with the progressing of muscle fatigue in long-distance running, an imbalance in the activities between the ankle plantar and dorsi flexor muscle develops in parallel to the increase in the shank impact acceleration. Fourteen male subjects participated in the study. Running tests were performed on a treadmill to allow repetitive monitoring of the data. Analysis of the data revealed that fatigue in long-distance running at a speed exceeding the anaerobic threshold involves a gradually increasing impact loading on the shank and an imbalance in contractions of the muscles acting on the shank.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-469
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of Biomedical Engineering
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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