Prevention of groin injuries in sports

...a systematic review to evaluate the effects of specific prevention strategies

Due to eccentric forces stressing the muscle-tendinous complex during side-to-side cutting, kicking and powerful skating, the hip adductors are the most commonly injured muscle group in sport-related groin injuries. It has been demonstrated that an exercise program, that includes strengthening and coordination exercises for adductors, is effective in longstanding groin pain.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of specific groin-injury prevention exercises in sports. Data was searched regarding this subject matter - it appears there is limited evidence available; the main focus however, was on football players.


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