Playing football is an effective treatment for hypertension (and other non-communicable diseases)

Playing football is an effective treatment for hypertension (and other non-communicable diseases)

This systematic review and meta-analysis from the BJSM analyses the literature relating to football as a treatment for non-communicable diseases1. It has demonstrated compelling evidence relating to the treatment of hypertension – as well as evidence relating other conditions including obesity and elevated cholesterol. The systematic review identified a total of 31 papers that met [...]
Shoulder instability

Shoulder instability

Case This 16-year-old right handed female player presents with a history of recurring shoulder dislocations. She describes up to eight incidents where her shoulder has dislocated. On each occasion the shoulder has spontaneously reduced within one minute. The injuries appear to be happening with reducing force – but have always occurred during football. On examination [...]
Activity  and load modification is a successful treatment for patellofemoral pain in adolescents

Activity and load modification is a successful treatment for patellofemoral pain in adolescents

Patellofemoral pain (PFP) has a relatively high prevalence in adolescent footballers, and the problem can be persistent and debilitating. Repetitive loading of the knee joint through training or game play, with insufficient recovery time can occur with team players. This prospective study evaluated a 12-week intervention (which included activity modification and reduced patellofemoral joint loading)1. [...]