The Influence of High-heeled Shoes on Kinematics and Kinetics of the Knee Joint during Sit-to-stand task

  • Park, Ji-Won (Department of Physical Therapy, College of Medical Science, Catholic University of Daegu) ;
  • Kim, Yun-Jin (Department of Physical Therapy, General Graduate School, Catholic University of Daegu)
  • Received : 2015.09.15
  • Accepted : 2015.10.25
  • Published : 2015.10.25


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the change in the kinematics and kinetics of the knee joint depending on high-heeled shoes during sit-to-stand (SitTS) task. Methods: Nineteen healthy females participated in this study. The subjects performed the SitTS task wearing high-heeled shoes and barefoot. The experiment was repeated three times for each task with foot conditions. The kinematics and kinetics of the knee joint were measured and analyzed using a 3D motion analysis system. Results: The result of this study showed kinematic and kinetics differences in knee joints during the SitTS task based on high-heeled shoes. Significant differences in knee flexion angle were observed during SitTS. The knee extensor force showed statistically significant differences during SitTS tasks. At the initial of SitTS, the knee flexor and extensor moment showed significant differences. The knee extensor moment showed statistically significant differences at the terminal of SitTS. At the maximum of SitTS, the knee extensor moment showed statistically significant differences. Conclusion: Therefore, wearing high-heeled shoes during SitTS movements in daily life is considered to influence knee joint kinematics and kinetics due to the HH, suggesting the possibility of increased risk of patellofemoral pain, and knee osteoarthritis caused by changes in loading of the knee joint.


Supported by : Catholic University of Daegu


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