Title: The role of neuromuscular inhibition in hamstring strain injury recurrence
Question: What is neuromuscular inhibition and what’s it role in HSI?
Key Takeaway: It is proposed that NMI may be caused predominantly by the experience of pain. NMI effects appear to persist significantly post-HSI, and also seem to correlate with worsening of other risk factors. However, more work is required to determine if this is causal, and if so, what the causal mechanism is.
Summary: What is the missing piece of the puzzle? Why are many HSIs recurring injuries? Could it potentially be a coping mechanism by the nervous systems? The paper introduces the framework and the underpinnings of the neuromuscular inhibition post HIS and rehabilitation.
- The persistence of risk factors and the development of maladaptations following hamstring strain injury may explain injury recurrence.
- It is proposed that pain-driven neuromuscular inhibition of hamstring voluntary activation occurs following hamstring strain injury
- This inhibition has a detrimental effect on hamstring recovery by limiting hamstring exposure to eccentric stimuli at long muscle lengths during rehabilitative exercise.