Investigating the relationship between frequency components of ground reaction force and sport shoe insoles comfort during stance phase of running

AUTHORS

Fereshteh Habibi Tirtashi 1 , * , Mansour Eslami 2

AUTHORS INFORMATION

1 MSc of Sport Biomechanic, Mazandaran University, Babolsar, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor Department of Sport Biomechanic, Mazandaran University, Babolsar, Iran.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 19 (6); e87650
Published Online: July 09, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: February 11, 2014
Accepted: July 09, 2014

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Abstract

Introduction: Shoe insoles are widely recommended to increase sport shoes comfort
during running. However, relationship between ground reaction force frequency and
perceived comfort is still unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the
relationship between ground reaction force frequency changes and perceived comfort
during stance phase of running.
Methods: 30 female students (mean age of 22±1.85 year, height of 162±4.71cm and
weight of 56±5.59 kg) were selected. Subjects were asked to run heel- toe in a control
condition (only shoes) and three different insole conditions (soft, semi rigid, rigid). To
assess perceived comfort, a questionnaire was completed by the subjects in four different
insoles conditions. Vertical and anterior - posterior (AP) components of ground reaction
force were evaluated in frequency domain using fast furrier transformation. Pearson’s
correlation coefficients was used to test relationship between the force frequency changes
and perceived comfort (P<0.05).
Results: Findings showed that there was a significant negative relationship between
perceived comfort and 99.5% frequency of vertical and AP ground reaction force (r=-
0.278, r=-0.239 respectively), and median frequency of AP ground reaction force (r=-
0.229).
Conclusion: Perceived comfort can be explained about 6% of variability in the 99.5%
frequency power of vertical and AP ground reaction force and median frequency of AP
ground reaction force.

Keywords

Frequency Comfort Ground Reaction Force

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