Hip adduction strength and provoked groin pain: a comparison of long-lever squeeze testing using the ForceFrame and the Copenhagen 5-second-squeeze test

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Key Points

  1. When measuring hip adductor strength and pain provocation, long lever squeeze testing using the ForceFrame is not interchangeable with the 5-Second-Squeeze Test (5SST).
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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE

The management of groin pain, with or without time-loss injury, is a common challenge in sport. Hip adduction strength is an important factor related to potential groin problems (1). Currently there are various devices and methods to monitor hip adductor strength, with or without pain (2,3).

The objective of this study was to compare long-lever squeeze testing using the ForceFrame and 5 Second Squeeze Test (5SST) to measure hip adductor strength and provocation of groin pain.

Hip adduction strength is an important factor related to potential groin problems.
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Other factors such as player compliance, effort and comfort should also be considered when selecting which test to use.

METHODS

  • This cross-sectional study was conducted with data from an ongoing cohort. It included 83 elite soccer players at one club competing in the highest ranked Danish league (senior players through youth academy; mean age 16 ± 2.7 years). Data was
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