Ankle biomechanics during multi-directional landings in athletes with chronic ankle instability

Background Assessing and understanding the control of the ankle during multi-directional jump landings in athletes with chronic ankle instability (CAI) would help health professionals develop interventions to reduce the risk of recurrent injuries. The aim was to investigate the angle, angular veloci...

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Main Authors: Ainthira Sonsukong, Roongthiva Vathalathiti, Pongthanayos Kiratisin, Jim Richards, Daniel Fong, Komsak Sinsurin
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spelling rr-article-242422962023-11-08T00:00:00Z Ankle biomechanics during multi-directional landings in athletes with chronic ankle instability Ainthira Sonsukong (17092684) Roongthiva Vathalathiti (17092687) Pongthanayos Kiratisin (17092690) Jim Richards (516246) Daniel Fong (1254939) Komsak Sinsurin (7436675) multi-directions chronic ankle instability single-leg jump landing ankle biomechanics muscle activation <p><strong>Background</strong></p> <p>Assessing and understanding the control of the ankle during multi-directional jump landings in athletes with chronic ankle instability (CAI) would help health professionals develop interventions to reduce the risk of recurrent injuries. The aim was to investigate the angle, angular velocity and moments of the ankle joint, and muscle activity of peroneus longus (PL), tibialis anterior (TA) and gastrocnemius (GAS) muscles during multi-directional landings in athletes with Chronic Ankle Instability (CAI).</p> <p><strong>Methods</strong></p> <p>Nineteen athletes with CAI (≤ 25 Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool -Thai Score) participated. A Vicon Nexus motion analysis system synchronously collected data with an AMTI forceplate and surface electromyography to capture kinematics, kinetics, and muscle activity, respectively. Participants were asked to perform single-leg jump-landing tests in forward (0°), 30° diagonal, 60° diagonal, and lateral (90°) directions. Ankle joint kinematics, kinetics, and muscle activity of PL, TA, and GAS were analysed. Repeated measure ANOVA and Freidman tests were used to analyse the main effects of jump-landing direction.</p> <p><strong>Results</strong></p> <p>Athletes with CAI exhibited significant differences in ankle angles, angular velocities, ankle moments, and average muscle activity of GAS between directions. Greatest average EMG of GAS muscle was observed during landing in lateral direction compared with forward and 30° diagonal directions.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion</strong></p> <p>Lateral and diagonal direction movements showed the greatest risks associated with recurrent ankle sprains. Impairment of neuromuscular control in both pre-landing and landing phases were observed in athletes with CAI when considered alongside previously published data.</p> 2023-11-08T00:00:00Z Text Journal contribution 2134/24242296.v1 https://figshare.com/articles/journal_contribution/Ankle_biomechanics_during_multi-directional_landings_in_athletes_with_chronic_ankle_instability/24242296 CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
institution Loughborough University
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topic multi-directions
chronic ankle instability
single-leg jump landing
ankle biomechanics
muscle activation
spellingShingle multi-directions
chronic ankle instability
single-leg jump landing
ankle biomechanics
muscle activation
Ainthira Sonsukong
Roongthiva Vathalathiti
Pongthanayos Kiratisin
Jim Richards
Daniel Fong
Komsak Sinsurin
Ankle biomechanics during multi-directional landings in athletes with chronic ankle instability
description Background Assessing and understanding the control of the ankle during multi-directional jump landings in athletes with chronic ankle instability (CAI) would help health professionals develop interventions to reduce the risk of recurrent injuries. The aim was to investigate the angle, angular velocity and moments of the ankle joint, and muscle activity of peroneus longus (PL), tibialis anterior (TA) and gastrocnemius (GAS) muscles during multi-directional landings in athletes with Chronic Ankle Instability (CAI). Methods Nineteen athletes with CAI (≤ 25 Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool -Thai Score) participated. A Vicon Nexus motion analysis system synchronously collected data with an AMTI forceplate and surface electromyography to capture kinematics, kinetics, and muscle activity, respectively. Participants were asked to perform single-leg jump-landing tests in forward (0°), 30° diagonal, 60° diagonal, and lateral (90°) directions. Ankle joint kinematics, kinetics, and muscle activity of PL, TA, and GAS were analysed. Repeated measure ANOVA and Freidman tests were used to analyse the main effects of jump-landing direction. Results Athletes with CAI exhibited significant differences in ankle angles, angular velocities, ankle moments, and average muscle activity of GAS between directions. Greatest average EMG of GAS muscle was observed during landing in lateral direction compared with forward and 30° diagonal directions. Conclusion Lateral and diagonal direction movements showed the greatest risks associated with recurrent ankle sprains. Impairment of neuromuscular control in both pre-landing and landing phases were observed in athletes with CAI when considered alongside previously published data.
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author Ainthira Sonsukong
Roongthiva Vathalathiti
Pongthanayos Kiratisin
Jim Richards
Daniel Fong
Komsak Sinsurin
author_facet Ainthira Sonsukong
Roongthiva Vathalathiti
Pongthanayos Kiratisin
Jim Richards
Daniel Fong
Komsak Sinsurin
author_sort Ainthira Sonsukong (17092684)
title Ankle biomechanics during multi-directional landings in athletes with chronic ankle instability
title_short Ankle biomechanics during multi-directional landings in athletes with chronic ankle instability
title_full Ankle biomechanics during multi-directional landings in athletes with chronic ankle instability
title_fullStr Ankle biomechanics during multi-directional landings in athletes with chronic ankle instability
title_full_unstemmed Ankle biomechanics during multi-directional landings in athletes with chronic ankle instability
title_sort ankle biomechanics during multi-directional landings in athletes with chronic ankle instability
publishDate 2023
url https://hdl.handle.net/2134/24242296.v1
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