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Title: Muscle lesion treatment in Brazilian soccer players: Theory vs. Practice
Authors: ALMEIDA, Fernando de SouzaMAININE, SergioABREU, Luiz Carlos deVALENTI, Vitor E.FERREIRA, CelsoFONSECA, Fernando L. A.MACEDO JUNIOR, HugoCARVALHO, Tatiana Dias deVALENTI, Erica E.MORENO, Isadora L.GONCALVES, Ana Clara C. R.VANDERLEI, Luiz Carlos MarquesMANSOLDO, Antonio Carlos
Citation: HEALTHMED, v.6, n.1, p.107-112, 2012
Abstract: Background: In this study we evaluated the rehabilitation profile of Brazilian soccer players which underwent lower limb muscle lesions. Methods: This is a descriptive investigation. We evaluated 139 professional soccer players (1724 years old). We evaluated the following variables: muscle lesion diagnosis, symptoms, non steroidal anti-inflammatory used, physiotherapy treatment, which physiotherapy recourses was used if treated and train adaptation. Results: In great part of the athletes muscle lesion remained between 2 weeks and 1 month. Around 54% were diagnosed by a physician; the other part was diagnosed by a physical therapist. Non steroidal anti-inflammatory were prescribed by physicians in 42% of the cases; in 7% the physical therapist prescribed the medication while in 49% of the cases the masseur prescribed the drug. More than 1/4 of the athletes received physiotherapy treatement between 48 hours and 5 days. Isometric exercise therapy was applied in 15% of the cases. 63% were not accompanied by the physiotherapist on their return to the field. 48% received massages immediately after injury. Conclusion: We presented discrepancy between the recommended theory described by several researches and the practice. We indicate the necessity of recycling in a general context the rehabilitation of muscle injuries.
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