An investigation of adductor squeeze strength and functional level in adolescent athletes with adductor related groin pain


ÜNÜVAR E., AKINOĞLU B. , KOCAHAN T., DENIZ H. G.

Turkish Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, vol.32, no.2, pp.162-168, 2021 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.21653/tjpr.801950
  • Title of Journal : Turkish Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
  • Page Numbers: pp.162-168
  • Keywords: Adolescent, Groin, Hip, Muscle Strength

Abstract

© 2021 Turkish Physiotherapy Association. All rights reserved.Purpose: Adductor-related groin pain (ARGP) are the most common groin problem in athletes. The present study aimed to compare adductor squeeze strength and functional levels of adolescent athletes having ARGP with asymptomatic controls. Methods: A total of 52 adolescent athletes (26 in the ARGP group; 26 in the healthy control group) were included in the study. Visual Analog Scale was used for pain intensity. Stabilizer (pressure biofeedback unit) was used to evaluate the adductor squeeze strength. The Hip Outcome Score (HOS) was used to determine functional levels. Results: Demographic characteristics were similar between groups (p>0.05). Adductor squeeze strength was lower in the ARGP group when compared to controls (p<0.001). The HOS activity of daily living and sport subscales were lower in the ARGP group than the control group (p<0.001). Conclusion: Athletes with ARGP demonstrated lower muscle strength and functional levels than healthy controls. Determining the muscle strength and functional levels of adolescent athletes is critical to identify the athletes at risk to prevent the re-injury of the adductor muscles.