High prevalence of patellar and achilles tendinopathies in futsal athletese.

  title={High prevalence of patellar and achilles tendinopathies in futsal athletese.},
  author={Michele Abate and Cosima Schiavone and Vincenzo Salini},
  journal={Journal of sports science & medicine},
  volume={11 1},
Futsal (indoor version of soccer), in the last decade, has gained popularity all over the world. The game is played 5 – a – side, and during the competitions unlimited substitutions are permitted. Body movements, during playing, are characterized by frequent accelerating and stopping, jumping and tackling (Junge et al., 2004; Nogueira Ribeiro and Pena Costa, 2006). Consequently, physical demands are very high (Castagna et al., 2009). Epidemiological studies report a high incidence of knee and… CONTINUE READING


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