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Fascia stretch training

Antoine Nordez, Raphaël Gross, Ricardo Andrade, Guillaume Le Sant, Sandro Freitas, Richard Ellis, Peter J McNair, François Hug
Stretching is widely used in sport training and clinical practice with the aim of increasing muscle-tendon extensibility and joint range of motion. The underlying assumption is that extensibility increases as a result of increased passive tension applied to muscle-tendon units. In some stretching protocols, this condition is not always met sufficiently to trigger adaptation within the muscle-tendon unit. For example, there is experimental evidence that both acute and chronic stretching interventions may increase the maximal range of motion in the absence of changes in the passive torque-angle curve...
October 2017: Sports Medicine
M S Rathleff, C M Mølgaard, U Fredberg, S Kaalund, K B Andersen, T T Jensen, S Aaskov, J L Olesen
The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of shoe inserts and plantar fascia-specific stretching vs shoe inserts and high-load strength training in patients with plantar fasciitis. Forty-eight patients with ultrasonography-verified plantar fasciitis were randomized to shoe inserts and daily plantar-specific stretching (the stretch group) or shoe inserts and high-load progressive strength training (the strength group) performed every second day. High-load strength training consisted of unilateral heel raises with a towel inserted under the toes...
June 2015: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Leila Kyavar, Josef G Heckmann
In a 48-year-old otherwise healthy man, a bilateral common peroneal palsy was diagnosed clinically and neurophysiologically. He reported on strength training with weights in both arms, lifting the weights and his upper body from a deep squatting position with broadly positioned legs akimbo in a hitherto unusual intensity. Regarding the pathophysiological mechanisms, 2 options are considered: first, stretching of the nerve at the fascia of the peroneal longus muscle and along the fibula neck, and second, compression of the nerve during squatting with weights loaded and with strongly activated anterior tibial and peroneal muscles...
September 2013: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
Robert Schleip, Divo Gitta Müller
Conventional sports training emphasizes adequate training of muscle fibres, of cardiovascular conditioning and/or neuromuscular coordination. Most sports-associated overload injuries however occur within elements of the body wide fascial net, which are then loaded beyond their prepared capacity. This tensional network of fibrous tissues includes dense sheets such as muscle envelopes, aponeuroses, as well as specific local adaptations, such as ligaments or tendons. Fibroblasts continually but slowly adapt the morphology of these tissues to repeatedly applied challenging loading stimulations...
January 2013: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Janice M Moreside, Stuart M McGill
The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of 3 different exercise interventions plus a control group on passive hip range of motion (ROM). Previous research studies into the methods of improving passive hip mobility have focused on stretching protocols aimed specifically at the hip joint. The effect of core stabilization, motor training, and myofascial stretching techniques on hip mobility in a selected asymptomatic group with limited hip mobility is unclear. In this study, 24 young men with limited hip mobility (<50th percentile) were randomly assigned to 4 groups: stretching, stretching with motor control exercises for the hip and trunk, core endurance with motor control exercises, and the control group...
May 2012: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Gábor Szabó, Akos Marcsik, Csaba Farkas
UNLABELLED: The plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. Several non invasive treatment options exist, but they are often inefficient, followed by steroid infiltration or operative treatment. AIM: A complex home-training program handout was developed for our patients. We would evaluate the effect of the training compared with our previous conservative treatment. METHODS: The training program contains illustrated Achilles and plantar fascia stretching, special massage and cryotherapy and footwear tips...
April 25, 2010: Orvosi Hetilap
R J Walls, S A Brennan, P Hodnett, J M O'Byrne, S J Eustace, M M Stephens
BACKGROUND: Overuse ankle injuries have been described in elite athletes and professional ballet dancers however the spectrum of injuries experienced by professional Irish dancers has not been defined. METHODS: A troupe of actively performing dancers from an Irish-dance show were recruited (eight male, ten female; mean age, 26 years). The prevalence of overuse injuries in the right ankle was determined from magnetic resonance imaging. Foot and ankle self-report questionnaires were also completed (AOFAS and FAOS)...
March 2010: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Michael Fredericson, Adam Weir
This article outlines the practical management of iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBFS) in running athletes. ITBFS is the most common cause of lateral knee pain in runners and is related to repetitive friction of the iliotibial band sliding over the lateral femoral epicondyle. Runners predisposed to this injury are typically in a phase of over training and often have underlying weakness of the hip abductor muscles. The diagnosis of ITBFS is clinical and is based on a thorough patient history and physical exam...
May 2006: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
Michael Fredericson, Chuck Wolf
Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is the most common cause of lateral knee pain in runners. It is an overuse injury that results from repetitive friction of the iliotibial band (ITB) over the lateral femoral epicondyle, with biomechanical studies demonstrating a maximal zone of impingement at approximately 30 degrees of knee flexion. Training factors related to this injury include excessive running in the same direction on a track, greater-than-normal weekly mileage and downhill running. Studies have also demonstrated that weakness or inhibition of the lateral gluteal muscles is a causative factor in this injury...
2005: Sports Medicine
Razib Khaund, Sharon H Flynn
Iliotibial band syndrome is a common knee injury. The most common symptom is lateral knee pain caused by inflammation of the distal portion of the iliotibial band. The iliotibial band is a thick band of fascia that crosses the hip joint and extends distally to insert on the patella, tibia, and biceps femoris tendon. In some athletes, repetitive flexion and extension of the knee causes the distal iliotibial band to become irritated and inflamed resulting in diffuse lateral knee pain. Iliotibial band syndrome can cause significant morbidity and lead to cessation of exercise...
April 15, 2005: American Family Physician
J I Acevedo, J L Beskin
From 1992 to 1995, 765 patients with a clinical diagnosis of plantar fasciitis were evaluated by one of the authors. Fifty-one patients were diagnosed with plantar fascia rupture, and 44 of these ruptures were associated with corticosteroid injection. The authors injected 122 of the 765 patients, resulting in 12 of the 44 plantar fascia ruptures. Subjective and objective evaluations were conducted through chart and radiographic review. Thirty-nine of these patients were evaluated at an average 27-month follow-up...
February 1998: Foot & Ankle International
J C Holmes, A L Pruitt, N J Whalen
Iliotibial band syndrome is an overuse injury caused by repetitive friction of the iliotibial band across the lateral femoral epicondyle. Once considered an injury indigenous to runners, it is now frequently being seen in cyclists. The purpose of this paper is to identify iliotibial band syndrome as a significant problem in cyclists and to propose both operative and nonoperative measures for treating cyclists. Nonoperative measures specific to cyclists consist of bicycle adjustments and training modifications...
May 1993: American Journal of Sports Medicine
J D Sullivan
This article has attempted to address the surgical realm of the ankle region. With the advent of more interest in treating patients who require atraumatic and corrective surgical procedures of the ankle region, it is mandatory for us to become better trained and to improve our skills and expertise. The points worth summarizing in the surgical approach to the ankle region are a complete anatomic knowledge, basic principles of lines of tension, thorough understanding of biomechanics, and good preoperative judgment...
April 1986: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
W T Stauber
Eccentric muscle action deserves special consideration from the standpoint of physiology, adaptation, and training. The function of muscles as shock absorbers or springs seems to be quite different from other actions described in classical descriptions of muscle biology. This uniqueness certainly requires a more careful understanding of muscle as a unit consisting of myofibers and fascia which may work together or in opposition in response to chronic or acute stimuli. In addition, the stretch-shortening cycle is a special case of its own...
1989: Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
B L Warren
Plantar fasciitis is a common overuse injury found in runners. The plantar fascia, which is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the longitudinal arch, becomes irritated, inflamed or torn by repetitive stresses placed upon it. Commonly cited predisposers of plantar fasciitis are excessive pronation, a flat or cavus foot, tight Achilles tendon, type of training shoes worn, and errors in the training routine. Once the plantar fascia becomes irritated a myriad of conservative measures may be used, including everything from rest, ice and elevation to steroid injections and, if all else fails, surgery...
November 1990: Sports Medicine
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