Injury in elite women soccer and national women soccer in the lower extremity.
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Author(s)Blasco Herráiz, Esther; Paredes, Andrea; Monleón García, Cristina; Martín Rodríguez, Marta; Fargueta Espert, María; [et al.]
Purpose: Analyse the epidemiology of women's soccer harmful depending on the category of game. Materials and Methods: There were 26 participants (38 Super League and 32 National League women) with a mean age of 21.20 ± 4.64 years and body mass index (BMI) of 21.94 ± 1.79 kg/m2. There are several reasons why the health problems of the women’s soccer must be taken into account. Among these reasons, we think that the speed actions in this sport will have a great impact on the health of competitors. In addition, the women are more prone to overuse injuries due to the morphological characteristics. Results: Musculoskeletal injuries and pain were importance to women’s soccer of two levels. This was reflected in our study, the high percentage of activation muscle shortening, especially at hip external right and left rotators (100%), also at internal hip right and left rotators (100%) in the premier league. However, in national league the high percentage was at hip external right and left rotators (78.1%) and shortening in internal hip right and left rotators (90.6%). Conclusions: It is important to continue hearing the ergogenesis of this sport and particularly of women's soccer, to reduce its lesional index.