Decreased Nerve Conduction Velocity in Football Players


avatar Haleh Ghaem 1 , avatar Shohreh Taghizade 2 , avatar S. Mostafa Jazayeri - Shoshtari 3 , avatar Daryoush Didehdar 4 , *

Department of Biostatics, Faculty of Health and Nutrition, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shira, Iran
Department of Physiotherapy , Faculty of Rehabilitation, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Department of Physical Medicine , Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Department of Physiotherapy , Zabol University of Medical Sciences , Zabol, Iran

how to cite: Ghaem H, Taghizade S, Jazayeri - Shoshtari S M, Didehdar D . Decreased Nerve Conduction Velocity in Football Players. Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2014;16(6): -.


Background: Lower limbs nerves are exposed to mechanical injuries in the football players and the purpose of this study is to evaluate the influence of football on the lower leg nerves.
Materials and Methods: Nerve conduction studies were done on 35 male college students (20 football players, 15 non active) during 2006 to 2007 in the Shiraz rehabilitation faculty. Standard nerve conduction techniques using to evaluate dominant and non dominant lower limb nerves.
Results: The motor latency of deep peroneal and tibial nerves of dominant leg of football players and sensory latency of superficial peroneal, tibial and compound nerve action potential of tibial nerve of both leg in football players were significantly prolonged (p<0.05). Motor and sensory nerve conduction velocity of tibial and common peroneal in football players were significant delayed (p<0.05).
Conclusion: It is concluded that football is sport with high contact and it causes sub-clinical neuropathies due to nerve entrapment.


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