HIP KINEMATICS AND MUSCLE ACTIVITY DURING INSIDE SOCCER KICK IN PLAYERS WITH A HISTORY OF GROIN PAIN

Sho Takahashi, Ryuji Kawamoto, Shunta Kato, Yasuaki Saho, Norikazu Hirose, Toru Fukubayashi

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to clarify the kinematic characteristics of groin pain (GP). In addition, we investigated the correlations between the kinematics of inside soccer kick movement and muscle activities in the lower extremities. Twenty-four male soccer players (control group, 13; GP group, I1 ) were instructed to perform maximum inside kick. Our results showed that the adductor muscle activity was maintained from the back swing to the leg acceleration phase in the in GP group but was decreased from the peak value at the back swing to the leg acceleration phase in the control group. In the leg acceleration phase, the adductor muscle activity was significantly higher in the GP group than in the control group. The GP group showed faster adduction/abduction velocity of the kicking leg in all kicking phases than the control group.

Keywords


Groin injury; kicking; motion analysis

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ISSN 1999-4168