Leg Stiffness, Joint Stiffness, and Running-Related Injury. Evidence From a Prospective Cohort Study.
Many aspects of human running can be well approximated using a spring-mass model, in which the legs behave like a spring, storing and releasing mechanical energy during contact with the ground. Leg and joint stiffness models have successfully explained many facets of human gait. Given that leg and joint stiffness are biomechanical constructs that incorporate […]
Groin pain is a common problem associated with various athletic activities. Hip-related groin pain originates from the hip joint, including femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and labral tears. Deep bilateral squat has been used as a functional test for FAI as squat requires hip hyperflexion and provokes groin pain. Partial weakness of the hip muscles alters the […]
Prevalence of early hip OA features on MRI in high-impact athletes. The femoroacetabular impingement and hip osteoarthritis cohort (FORCe) study.
Repetitive high-impact physical activity (such as football) might increase the risk for hip osteoarthritis (OA). Once established, the radiological joint changes seen in OA are irreversible. Identifying early disease may be important, as this may represent a point in time where interventions aimed at slowing disease progression could be effective. Little is known about hip […]