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JNKUMS 2018, 10(1): 98-104 Back to browse issues page
The Effect of Core Stability Exercises on Pain and Performance of Athletes with Chronic Ankle Instability
Mohsen Sahranavard , Azar Aghayari , Alireza Motealleh , Akram Farhadi *
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Introduction: Chronic ankle instability is the most common residual and debilitating symptoms of acute ankle sprain leading to lose of training and competition in athletes. The current randomized, controlled trial aimed at investigating the effect of a six-week core stability training on dynamic postural control in individuals with chronic ankle instability.
Methods: The current single-blind, clinical trial was conducted on 30 people who were assigned randomly into the experimental and control groups. A pretest-posttest control group design was used to evaluate the intervention. The six-week intervention (core stability exercises) used for experimental group and both groups underwent conventional physiotherapy. Before and immediately after the intervention, the pain and function were evaluated in the subjects using the visual analogous scale (VAS) as well as the ankle and foot abilities scale (FAAM).Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) compared outcomes between the groups. The paired samples t test compared the results within the groups. P < 0.05 was considered the level of significance.
Results: Results showed a significant differences in the mean of pain and performance between the experimental and control groups in post-test analyses (P <0.05); in addition, improvement in the experimental group was greater than that of the control group, and the difference was significant (P < 0.05).
Conclusions: It can be concluded that core stability training can improve dynamic balance in patients with chronic ankle sprain. Therefore, this type of training is recommended as a therapeutic option for such patients.
Keywords: Joint Instability Pain Athletic Performance Exercise Therapy Exercise Therapies
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: Basic Sciences
Received: 2018/06/26 | Accepted: 2018/06/26 | Published: 2018/06/26

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