Journal article

Lumbar spine region pathology and hamstring and calf injuries in athletes: is there a connection?

JW Orchard, P Farhart, C Leopold

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE | B M J PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2004

Abstract

This paper discusses the theory that subtle lumbosacral canal impingement of the L5 nerve root may be a relatively common occurrence in older footballers and may in fact be a common underlying basis for the age related predisposition towards hamstring and calf strains.

University of Melbourne Researchers