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Br J Sports Med. 2004 Aug;38(4):502-4; discussion 502-4.

Lumbar spine region pathology and hamstring and calf injuries in athletes: is there a connection?

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University of Melbourne/South Sydney Sports Medicine, Australia. johnorchard@msn.com.au <johnorchard@msn.com.au>

Abstract

This paper discusses the theory that subtle lumbosacral canal impingement of the L5 nerve root may be a relatively common occurrence in older footballers and may in fact be a common underlying basis for the age related predisposition towards hamstring and calf strains.

PMID:
15273195
PMCID:
PMC1724866
DOI:
10.1136/bjsm.2003.011346
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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