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Recovery of two elite footballers from adductor strain with dry needling and eccentric strengthening: Two case studies

J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2023 Jul;35:332-336. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2023.04.043. Epub 2023 Apr 23.


INTRODUCTION: Groin injuries are common in sports, almost 68% adductor strain among them, which generally more prone in football, soccer, hockey, and other games. The available literature well describes the rehabilitation phase of adductor strain but an application of dry needling on adductor injuries are not yet established.

CASE DESCRIPTION: Two national-level younger football players were clinically diagnosed with the adductor strain. They had severe pain on medial aspect of the thigh, aggravated with kicking and functional activity (VAS- 8/10, LEFS 58/80, 69/80). The therapist assessed the patients and designed their rehabilitation protocol as per their findings of the examination.

OUTCOME: The lower extremity functional scale (LEFS), global rating scale, and VAS were used as outcome variables. The total intervention was given for 10-12 weeks, follow up had been taken for 4 months.

DISCUSSION: The application of dry needling reduced the pain, improved and relieved the symptoms. The eccentric strengthening of the adductors and core stability improved the strength as well as functional activity of the lower limb. The case study is not generalized the effect of treatment. Thus, a randomized control trial is suggested for further study.

PMID:37330790 | DOI:10.1016/j.jbmt.2023.04.043


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