Plantar loading and risk of fifth metatarsal stress fractures in elite football  players

Plantar loading and risk of fifth metatarsal stress fractures in elite football players

Fifth metatarsal stress fractures are potentially career-ending injuries for professional football players and are therefore considered high-risk stress fractures. The reported incidence of this injury among football players is relatively high, while the average absence from football is between three to five months. This FastFact investigates possible risk factors for the development of this injury [...]
Do any players in your team have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Would you know?

Do any players in your team have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Would you know?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common developmental disorder which can cause issues in multiple settings, including the football field. This FastFact highlights a narrative review, published in the BJSM, which provides an overview of the available literature relating to the diagnosis, prevalence, effect on performance and management of ADHD in elite sport and provides useful [...]
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 [...]