Soccer Syndrome - Common Presentations and Manual Diagnostic Techniques for Pelvic Malalignment Syndrome
American Journal of Sports Science
Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014, Pages: 141-154
Received: Sep. 17, 2014; Accepted: Oct. 8, 2014; Published: Nov. 10, 2014
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Ganesh Elumalai, Department of Anatomy, Tribhuvan University, National Medical College, Birgunj, Nepal
Malarvani Thangamani, Department of Anatomy, Tribhuvan University, National Medical College, Birgunj, Nepal
Nirmala Palayathan, Department of Anatomy, Kathmandu University, Nobel Medical College & Teaching Hospital, Biratnagar, Nepal
Ajit Kumar, Department of Anatomy, Tribhuvan University, National Medical College, Birgunj, Nepal
Manish Kr Singh, Department of Anatomy, Tribhuvan University, National Medical College, Birgunj, Nepal
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Abstract
The pelvic malalignment syndrome is the most common in sports injuries and even in every client who presents with low back & pelvis pain or dysfunction. In this study, we used simple bony palpation method to assess the various pelvic malalignments in football players. While there are many methods to determine pelvic symmetry or asymmetry, this method is very simple one and that consistently works well for me. Our method of assessing the pelvic malalignments, even works well to the common individuals suffering with low back & pelvis pain or dysfunction due to various pelvic malalignment presentation. This study includes the healthy football players from National Football Club (NFC) of our institution, who were training or playing during the period of investigation (September 2012 – September 2014) (n = 40) were eligible for participation. At entry to the study, this eligible sample had a mean age of 22.2 ± 3.9 years, height of 175.8 ± 6.6 cm, and mass of 87.5 ± 7.1 kg. The number of eligible participants at each time point was 40 for all the four session time, point 1 (T1; start of preseason-1), point 2 (T2; end of season-1), point 3 (T3; start of preseason-2), and point 4 (T4; end of preseason-2). We instructed participants to nominate their leg preference for kicking, which was considered the dominant leg. Among the total number of eligible players assessed, 12.5% were left-leg dominant, 80% were right-leg dominant, and 7.5% reported no leg dominance. Subjects were limited to men who had a normal muscle strength and Range of Motion (ROM) of the back and lower extremities and who had no history of orthopaedic or neurologic disorders. All the individuals are subject to gain access the malalignment of both Innominate and Sacral bones of the bony pelvis unit. In addition, to justify our diagnosis we access the muscles of the functional slings and the muscles around the bony pelvis related to the malalignment of the pelvic unit. The techniques were repeated in different position and also performed for two times per day and continued for fifteen days to standardize. In this study, we observed, 87.5% i.e., the majority of the soccer's are suffering with multiple pelvic malalignments , includes innominate & sacral stuck. The soccer's suffering with single component malalignment account for about 10%, includes innominate or sacral stuck and soccer's who had the symmetry pelvis is only 2.5%. Conclusion: This method of assessing the pelvic malalignments until then not documented. In this sense, the objective of this study is to analyze and document the different presentations in pelvic malalignments which are common in soccer players and its simple method of evaluation is the literature state of the art. The present study may provide useful information to analyze common presentations of pelvic malalignments in different sports.
Keywords
Pelvic Malalignment, Anterior Pelvic-Tilt, Posterior Pelvic-Tilt, Innominate Upslip
To cite this article
Ganesh Elumalai, Malarvani Thangamani, Nirmala Palayathan, Ajit Kumar, Manish Kr Singh, Soccer Syndrome - Common Presentations and Manual Diagnostic Techniques for Pelvic Malalignment Syndrome, American Journal of Sports Science. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2014, pp. 141-154. doi: 10.11648/j.ajss.20140206.11
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