Oral Communication

Limitation of the œdema after a race with a negative gradient pressure gaiter.

Mrs Clémentine COTTONa, Mr Jason CHARLEMAGNEa, Prof Annick GENETTEa, Prof Nicolas DRAYEa, Mr Alexandre DURANTb, Mr Serge THEYSc

a Haute Ecole Louvain-en-Hainaut ;, b Centre de Kinésithérapie à Evreux, c CHU Dinant Godinne

To observe the influence of a negative gradient pressure gaiter (BVSport ®) on recovery after a jogging.

This prospective study includes 20 regular joggers [age: 43 a: 22-68;] [IMC: 22.4 ± 2.6 kg/m²]. Each ran twice 2:30 on its usual route; randomly, with or without gaiter. Reactive oedema was measured by impedancemeter (Bodystat QuadScan 400 ®) at 5, 50, 100 and 200 KHz.

After jogging, no significant change was observed with the gaiter. Without, parameters decrease more at 100 and 200 kHz (p < 0.001).

By focusing pressure on the calf, BVSport® gaiter prevents secondary hyperaemic oedema. Without gaiter, swelling increases more in intracellular than in interstitium.

Keywords : jogging ; jogger ; negative gradient pressure gaiter ; impedancemeter