Correlation Analysis on the Effects of Wearing Compression Socks and Smooth Socks on Running Kinematics among Runners

Authors

  • Muhammad Hanis Mohd Jefry Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA, UiTM, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Hosni Hasan Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA, UiTM, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Raja Mohammed Firhad Raja Azidin Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA, UiTM, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Mohd Azim Nural Azhan Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perlis Branch, Arau Campus, 02600 Arau, Perlis, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2915

Keywords:

Running; Compression socks; Movement kinematics; Somatosensory feedback

Abstract

This study was conducted to determine running kinematics while using compression socks (CS) and smooth socks (SS) among 16 recreational runners. They were required to complete a maximal treadmill test with two different running sock conditions (smooth and compression). All kinematic parameters (ground contact time, heel strike, stride length and swing time) were reported in an average of the four stages of Bruce protocol. Results showed more significant correlations (p<0.05) among the kinematic variables in the compression socks condition as compared to the smooth socks. In conclusion, wearing compression socks improves movement kinematics while running may be due to the enriched somatosensory information received by the foot.

Keywords: Running; Compression socks; Movement kinematics; Somatosensory feedback 

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2915

Published

2021-07-31

How to Cite

Mohd Jefry, M. H. ., Hasan, H. ., Raja Azidin, R. M. F. ., & Nural Azhan, M. A. . (2021). Correlation Analysis on the Effects of Wearing Compression Socks and Smooth Socks on Running Kinematics among Runners . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(SI4), 165-169. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2915

Issue

Section

Leisure / Recreational / Sports Environment