Comparison of Physiological Profiles among Collegiate Football Players with and Without Musculoskeletal Pain: A Case Controlled Study
Keywords:Football players, Physiological profiles, Anthropometric measurements.
Background: The physiological data cannot be the only predictor of competitive performance, much like in
other sports where abilities are crucial. On the other hand, it’s important to remember that these physiological
norms and standards are prerequisites for success in football competition at the highest levels. When choosing
talent, conventions are crucial. For athletes who train and compete at the greatest levels of performance, pain
management is a critical concern.
Purpose: To evaluate the comparison of physiological effects among collegiate-level football players with and
without musculoskeletal pain.
Materials and Methods: The subjects were selected from the Saveetha physical education department based on
inclusion criteria from January 2022 to April 2022. They explained about the study. 25 collegiate football players
were involved: group A (n = 7) with musculoskeletal pain and group B (n = 17) without musculoskeletal pain. The
pro agility shuttle, vertical jump, standing broad jump, 40-yard test, and three cone drill were assessed, and the
body composition was assessed using a skinfold caliper.
Result: The statistical analysis made with quantitative data revealed no statistical difference between groups A
Conclusion: The present study shows there is no significant difference in the physiological profiles of football
players with or without musculoskeletal pain.
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