The purpose of this study was to evaluate the differences in sagittal and frontal plane hip kinematics and kinetics between male football players with and without hip-related pain (HRP). A total of 10 men with HRP and 10 control participants were recruited from larger longitudinal cohort studies. During stance, football players with HRP demonstrated a significantly larger peak external hip flexion moment and impulse compared to healthy control participants. Football players with HRP appear to adopt a movement strategy during running that imparts greater loads on the hip joint; however, the cross-sectional nature of the study cannot determine a causal relationship. This preliminary finding indicates that further investigation of running biomechanics in a larger sample of football players with HRP is warranted.
Scholes, Mark; Mentiplay, Benjamin; Schache, Anthony; Kemp, Joanne J.Kemp@latrobe.edu.au; King, Matthew; Heerey, Josh; and Crossley, Kay
"MALE FOOTBALL PLAYERS WITH HIP-RELATED PAIN DEMONSTRATE DIFFERENT SAGITTAL PLANE KINETICS DURING RUNNING WHEN COMPARED TO HEALTHY CONTROL PARTICIPANTS,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 37:
1, Article 119.
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