Journal article

Acute experimental hip muscle pain alters single-leg squat balance in healthy young adults

Anna L Hatton, Kay M Crossley, Francois Hug, James Bouma, Bonnie Ha, Kara L Spaulding, Kylie Tucker

GAIT & POSTURE | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Clinical musculoskeletal pain commonly accompanies hip pathology and can impact balance performance. Due to the cross-sectional designs of previous studies, and the multifactorial nature of musculoskeletal pain conditions, it is difficult to determine whether pain is a driver of balance impairments in this population. This study explored the effects of experimentally induced hip muscle pain on static and dynamic balance. METHODS: Twelve healthy adults (4 women, mean[SD]: 27.1[3] years) performed three balance tasks on each leg, separately: single-leg standing (eyes closed), single-leg squat (eyes open), forward step (eyes open); before and after hypertonic saline injection (1ml, ..

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