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Sex differences in heel pad stiffness during a standing heel-rise task

Ugbolue, Ukadike C.; Yates, Emma L.; Lam, Wing-Kai; Valentin, Stephanie; Baker, Julien S.; Gu, Yaodong


Ukadike C. Ugbolue

Emma L. Yates

Wing-Kai Lam

Julien S. Baker

Yaodong Gu


The mechanical properties of the calcaneal fat pad have been determined during plantarflexion using synchronised motion analysis and force plate systems. This study showed no significant differences in stiffness measurements between genders with respect to the left and right heels. The application of this combined technology has potential to be used within the clinics to support foot disease diagnosis such as plantar fasciitis and heel pain.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name International Society of Biomechanics / American Society of Biomechanics 2019 Conference (ISB/ASB 2019)
Start Date Jul 31, 2019
End Date Aug 4, 2019
Deposit Date Feb 8, 2023
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