Journal article

High Eccentric Hip Abduction Strength Reduces the Risk of Developing Patellofemoral Pain Among Novice Runners Initiating a Self-Structured Running Program: A 1-Year Observational Study

Daniel Ramskov, Christian Barton, Rasmus O Nielsen, Sten Rasmussen

JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC & SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY | J O S P T | Published : 2015

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN: Observational prospective cohort study with 1-year follow-up. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between eccentric hip abduction strength and the development of patellofemoral pain (PFP) in novice runners during a self-structured running regime. BACKGROUND: Recent research indicates that gluteal muscle weakness exists in individuals with PFP. However, current prospective research has been limited to the evaluation of isometric strength, producing inconsistent findings. Considering that hip muscles, including the gluteus maximus and medius, activate eccentrically to control hip and pelvic motion during weight-bearing activities such as running, the potential link betwee..

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