Hamstring injuries prevention in soccer players: A current narrative review | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Hamstring injuries prevention in soccer players: A current narrative review

Author(s):Clement Sansonnet, Patrice Marine, Jean Mazeas, Maude Traulle and Florian Forelli*

Background: Recurrent subject, following a high recurrence rate, and increasing in recent years, hamstring injuries continue to be talked about in the world of amateur and high level sport.

Methods: Through this article, it is a question of approaching the injury mechanisms and the modifiable risk factors responsible for lesions of the hamstrings as well as the main therapeutic exercises requested in the scientific literature which have proved their worth in the management of 'an injured athlete.

Results: It is important to mention that it is necessary to take into account the analysis of the activity of a professional footballer in order to get as close as possible to the specificity of his position and the physical qualities required during a match in order to limit the risk of recurvitrorence. Some prevention programs, such as the FIFA 11+program or the ASPETAR program are still under-exploited by sports and health professionals, questioning their usefulness as well as their feasibility.

Conclusion: As a result, upgrading the paramedical and sports team with respect to current scientific data as well as communication remains a major point that it seems essential to address in order to raise awareness among current football players and future young athletes.

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