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Effect of shoe heel height

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by NewsBot, Jan 12, 2008.

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    Effect of shoe heel height on vastus medialis and vastus lateralis electromyographic activity during sit to stand.
    Edwards L, Dixon J, Kent JR, Hodgson D, Whittaker VJ.
    J Orthop Surg. 2008 Jan 10;3(1):2 [Epub ahead of print]
     
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    Re: Effect of shoe heel height and knee EMG

    Changes of bioelectrical activity in cervical paraspinal muscle during gait in low and high heel shoes.
    Mika A, Oleksy L, Mikołajczyk E, Marchewka A, Mika P.
    Acta Bioeng Biomech. 2011;13(1):27-33.
     
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    Re: Effect of shoe heel height and knee EMG

    Heel height affects lower extremity frontal plane joint moments during walking.
    Barkema DD, Derrick TR, Martin PE.
    Gait Posture. 2011 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print]
     
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    Re: Effect of shoe heel height and knee EMG

    The influence of heel height on lower extremity kinematics and leg muscle activity during gait in young and middle-aged women.
    Mika A, Oleksy L, Mika P, Marchewka A, Clark BC.
    Gait Posture. 2012 Jan 31
     
  5. Re: Effect of shoe heel height and knee EMG

    And the barefoot/minimalist running advocates get all worked up over traditional running shoes having a 10-13 mm heel height (about 1/4 to 1/3rd the amount of what these authors consider a "low heeled shoe")?!

    If the barefoot/minimalist running advocates only would put as much energy into getting women to wear lower heeled shoes (less than 4 cm) as they do in worrying about a 1 cm heel height differential (i.e. heel drop) in traditional running shoes, then they actually may be doing something constructive, for a change, at preventing shoe-related injuries and deformity in people!
     
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    Re: Effect of shoe heel height and knee EMG

    The Effect of Walking in High- and Low-Heeled Shoes on Erector Spinae Activity and Pelvis Kinematics During Gait.
    Mika A, Oleksy L, Mika P, Marchewka A, Clark BC.
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Feb 2
     
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    Re: Effect of shoe heel height and knee EMG

    Study on lumbar kinematics and the risk of low back disorder in female university students by using shoes of different heel heights.
    Iqbal R, De A, Mishra W, Maulik S, Chandra A.
    Work. 2012 Jan 1;41(0):2521-6.
     
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    The influence of heel height on frontal plane ankle biomechanics: implications for lateral ankle sprains.
    Foster A, Blanchette MG, Chou YC, Powers CM.
    Foot Ankle Int. 2012 Jan;33(1):64-9.
     
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    Walking on high heels changes muscle activity and the dynamics of human walking significantly.
    Simonsen EB, Svendsen MB, Nørreslet A, Baldvinsson HK, Heilskov-Hansen T, Larsen PK, Alkjær T, Henriksen M.
    J Appl Biomech. 2012 Feb;28(1):20-8.
     
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    Movement Behavior of High-Heeled Walking: How Does the Nervous System Control the Ankle Joint during an Unstable Walking Condition?
    Alkjær T, Raffalt P, Petersen NC, Simonsen EB.
    PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e37390.
     
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    Control of the motion of the body's center of mass in relation to the center of pressure during high-heeled gait
    Hui-Lien Chien, Tung-Wu Lu, Ming-Wei Liu
    Gait & Posture; Article in Press
     
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    Muscle Activations of the Paraspinal Muscles in Different Types of Shoe during Walking
    Miseung Kim, Sumin Kim, Seurim Kim, Jinhyun Park, Dongwook Han
    Journal of Physical Therapy Science
    Vol. 24 (2012) No. 9 October p. 905-907
     
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    Effect of shoe heel height and total-contact insert on muscle loading and foot stability while walking.
    Hong WH, Lee YH, Lin YH, Tang SF, Chen HC.
    Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Feb;34(2):273-81.
     
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    Predictors of walking speed and stride length in high- and low-heeled footwear
    Smita Rao, Renata Ripa & Kristian Lightbourne
    Footwear Science (in press)
     
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    Biomechanical simulation of high-heeled shoe donning and walking
    Jia Yua et al
    Journal of Biomechanics; Available online 12 July 2013
     
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    Changes in ankle range of motion and muscle strength in habitual wearers of high-heeled shoes.
    Kim Y, Lim JM, Yoon B.
    Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Mar;34(3):414-9.
     
  17. BEN-HUR

    BEN-HUR Well-Known Member

    Interesting thread. Could have cited this thread (& some of the research papers within) about 3 weeks ago... in a thread where ridiculous :)pigs:) claims were used to substantiate the use of high heels (on this - a Podiatry forum of all places)... in a thread where I seemed to be the only one highlighted the adverse ramifications thereof :bang:.

    Ahhh... come to think about it, probably wouldn't have made much difference... there were other issues :)butcher:) at play (none of which was objective science based reasoning :craig:).
     
  18. BEN-HUR

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    Came across this email today... from Podiatry Today LinkedIn:

    I know it's not a research article... but still interesting in relation to the topic (with Podiatry reference)...

    The truth about high heels (link)


    I don't think I would find the silhouette of women in high heels to be more "feminine"... but hey, that's just me ;).
     
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    PLANTAR PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION CHARACTER IN YOUNG FEMALE WITH MILD HALLUX VALGUS WEARING HIGH-HEELED SHOES
    YAODONG GU et al,
    J. Mech. Med. Biol. DOI: 10.1142/S0219519414500080
     
  20. BEN-HUR

    BEN-HUR Well-Known Member

    The following information was highlighted in this thread: 3D pedCAT Scan of foot in high heels (http://www.podiatry-arena.com/podiatry-forum/showthread.php?p=315810) [can't seem to link items - probably due to the current state of I.T issues with the forum]

    Article: The 3D scan that will shock every high heel loving woman (http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/fa...eel-loving-woman/story-fnet01u7-1226699916786)


    The PedCAT machine technology:

     
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  21. BEN-HUR

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    Here is a more detailed video of the above cited 3D pedCAT Scan... & the implications of wearing high heels has on physiology/symptoms...

     
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    Press release:
    No running for the well-heeled
    Being down at heel could save your knees
     
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    Lower extremities kinematics variety of young women jogging with different heel height
    Yaodong Gu; Yan Zhang; Wenwen Shen
    Int. J. of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 2013 Vol.12, No.3, pp.240 - 251
     
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    The Changes of COP and Foot Pressure after One Hour's Walking Wearing High-heeled and Flat Shoes.
    Ko DY, Lee HS.
    J Phys Ther Sci. 2013 Oct;25(10):1309-1312.
     
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    The effects of high heeled shoes on female gait: A review
    Neil J. Cronin
    Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology; Available online 24 January 2014
     
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    Effects of High-Heeled Shoes and Asymmetrical Load Carrying on Lower-Extremity Kinematics During Walking in Young Women
    Soul Lee and Jing Xian Li
    J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 104(1): 58–65, 2014
     
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    Effects of long-term wearing of high-heeled shoes on the control of the body's center of mass motion in relation to the center of pressure during walking.
    Chien HL, Lu TW, Liu MW.
    Gait Posture. 2014 Jan 19
     
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    Influence of walking speed on electromyographic activity of the rectus abdominis and erector spinae during high-heeled walking.
    Nam SJ, Kim MJ, Yim SJ, Oh DW, Park HJ, Kim CY.
    J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2014 Feb 20
     
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    The effect of different high-heel types on muscle activation of the paraspinal muscles during standing
    Dongwook Han
    Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2014, 7(Suppl 1):A116 doi:10.1186/1757-1146-7-S1-A116
     
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    The Effects of Lower Extremity Angle According to Heel-height Changes in Young Ladies in Their 20s during Gait.
    Lee C.
    J Phys Ther Sci. 2014 Jul;26(7):1055-8.

     
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  32. Elizabeth Humble-Thomas

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    What I find extraordinary is this: most of the patients I see in high heeled court shoes are highly educated lawyers, accountants etc. When I suggest they wear flatter shoes they reply that they are expected to wear heels when they are in court or at meetings.
    As my sons would say WTF!!!
     
  33. Welcome to Western Civilization where women are expected to or want to wear these shoes to "look more professional" so they can "advance in their profession". The psychology here is fascinating...the problem is that the feet suffer because of it.

    Why can't women wear the comfortable, low heeled dress shoes that men wear while being "dressed professionally"?:

    1. They don't want to.
    2. It doesn't match the standards set by their society.
    3. They have already invested significant part of their incomes on a wardrobe that is based on wearing high heeled shoes that make them look taller and thinner than they really are.
    4. They want to look "feminine"....whatever that is.

    What say you?
     
  34. Boots n all

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    l say let them wear the high unstable heels, we have the second generation of Pedorthist's here, they need a good solid income stream long in to the future.:cool:

    Long live the stuffed feet of this world!
     
  35. Elizabeth Humble-Thomas

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    It really is extraordinary isn't it? Is it perhaps a little bit like Ginger Rogers famous quote about Fred Astaires amazing dancing skills "I do all the same steps but backwards in high heels" ? Women needing to prove themselves ?
    On the other hand, I find it strange that in the summer, when the weather is hot and sticky, women wear sundresses, bare legs and sandals whereas men (particularly successful men) wear shirts, ties, jackets, long trousers, socks and shoes.
    Funny old world....
     
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    This clinical trial was just registered:
    The Influence of High Heeled Shoes on the Sagittal Balance of the Spine and Whole Body
     
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    On high heels and short muscles: A multiscale model for sarcomere loss in the gastrocnemius muscle
    Alexander M. Zöllner, Jacquelynn M. Pok, Emily J. McWalter, Garry E. Gold, Ellen Kuhl
    Journal of Theoretical Biology; Available online 7 November 2014
     
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    The Effects of Wearing High Heels while Pressing a Car Accelerator Pedal on Lower Extremity Muscle Activation.
    Jung J, Lee SY.
    J Phys Ther Sci. 2014 Nov;26(11):1715-1717
     
  39. BEN-HUR

    BEN-HUR Well-Known Member

    Interesting article:
    High heels: Elevating the discussion...

     
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