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Background: Medial tibial stress syndrome also known as shin splint is commonly seen in running related injuries and football players. Its prevalence is 12% to 18% in running related injuries. It is essential that strength of hip, calf, abductors and adductor strength helps in preventing these injuries.
Materials and methods: The study design is an experimental study. This study aims to study the effect of Theraband strengthening on hip abductors, adductors, flexors, and plantar flexors in footballers with medial tibial stress syndrome. The data was analysed using SPSS version 13 and Graph Pad Instat3.
Results: The 6- week theraband strengthening regimen showed significant impact on strengthening of hip, calf, abductors and adductor strength. It also showed strengthening of these muscles had significant reduction while pain on hopping pre and post intervention. Conclusion: This study concludes that 6 weeks of theraband strengthening exercises for hip abductors, adductors, flexors and plantar flexors are effective in male football players with MTSS.
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