Effect of the Fatigue to Insole Types During Treadmill Exercise

트레드밀 운동 동안 인솔의 종류가 피로도에 미치는 영향

  • Ko, Eun-Hye (Dept. of Physical Therapy, The Graduate School, Hanseo University) ;
  • Choi, Houng-Sik (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Hanseo University) ;
  • Kim, Tack-Hoon (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Hanseo University) ;
  • Roh, Jung-Suk (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Hanseo University) ;
  • Lee, Kang-Sung (Dept. of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Hanseo University)
  • 고은혜 (한서대학교 대학원 물리치료학과) ;
  • 최흥식 (한서대학교 물리치료학과) ;
  • 김택훈 (한서대학교 물리치료학과) ;
  • 노정석 (한서대학교 물리치료학과) ;
  • 이강성 (한서대학교 의료보장구학과)
  • Published : 2004.05.21


The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of applied insole types to lower extremities muscle fatigue during treadmill exercise. The control group and each different insole type group consisted of ten healthy male subjects. In the control group and each different insole type (soft type; 10 shore, semi-rigid type; 33 shore, rigid type; 50 shore) treadmill exercise was performed in twenty-five minutes. The electromyography (EMG) signals of four muscle (tibialis anterior, gastrocnemius medialis, rectus femoris, biceps femoris) were recording at sampling rate of 1024 Hz during treadmill exercise. The localized muscle fatigue (LMF) can be investigated using power spectral analysis. When did data analysis that excepted initial five minutes. The raw EMG signals was processed using the fast Fourier Transformation (FFT) and the median power frequency value was determined in initial ten second period and in last ten second period. Fatigue index was calculated and collected data were statistically analyzed by SPSS version 10.0 two-way using analysis of variance (ANOVA) with repeated measures ($4{\times}4$) was used to determine the main effect and interaction. Post hoc was performed with least significant difference. A level of significance was .05. Muscles fatigue index were significantly decreased in insole types (p<.05) and not significantly different in muscle (p>.05). Post hoc analysis shows that fatigue index in soft insole type, semi-rigid insole type and rigid insole type were lower than that control group (p=.028, p=.146, p=.095). There were no interaction between insole type and muscles (p>.05). The finding of this study can be used as a fundamental data when insole is applied and insole can be used to decreased of a fatigue during the dynamic exercise.