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Bone problems in soccer players: “I don’t believe in just growing pains’

Today, kPNI Belgium in the Ghelamco Arena in Gent, a symposium on ‘the bone in the kPNI’. Three questions about bone problems in soccer to Thomas D’have, expert in voetballetsels that a good team would be able to build with foreign world cup players that he’s been treated.

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1. What is the most common bone problem in soccer?

Thomas D’have: “In youth soccer are that what is traditionally aanhechtings or growing pains in the knees, or heels are called. In adults we often see a aanhechtingsproblematiek to the pubic bone, pubalgie, and in a later stage of the career more arthritic ‘wear and tear’ to the hips, knees, and ankles, as in my jeugdcultheld Gabriel Batistuta .”

2. Why exactly is that bone problems are at soccer?

Thomas D’have: “In the traditional medicine, which bone problems considered to be different injuries. But… if you are a player of, say, nineteen years see, for example, with ‘osteïtis pubis, an increased activity of the bone at the level of the pubic bone, then ask, but even after, or he used to have knee and heel pain or burden on the shins. My practice teaches me: that is very often the case. Almost always, bingo.

“We view the bone, rather as a single body in its entirety in the whole body under pressure. The symptoms can be at a particular time in a particular place to manifest itself, but in the absence of trauma or injury there is behind the scenes of the body is always more to the story.

“Also schouderontwrichtingen and kruisbandletsels include me to that group: are the pure ligamentaire injury or the ligaments torn off from an underlying weakened bone? Everyone is apparently normal that when we need a nudge to get these structures tear, and we have a few months to convalesce. But we should all also consider the why-question: why is it happening? At the beginning of June, I spoke at a conference for Dutch physiotherapists in the football and started there most of the presentations with the surgery and the rehabilitation, even from day 0 of the injury. As if we have these injuries as a normal part of the sport have to accept. Is that really the case?

“What interests me is the status of the body before the banal trauma. There are the diamonds up for grabs. The symptom is never the problem. I believe so, never just ‘growing pains’. In the current literature, we find, throughout the medical disciplines, moreover, interesting indications of where we will soon no longer around it will be able to, civil not and also not in the miljoenenbusiness of the sport.

“One of the most relevant causes of bone problems, a disturbed blood sugar levels . Bone cells record the subtle variations in the blood sugar level and be broken down in favour of the preservation of balance. They act therefore as a kind of buffer for the homeostasis to be maintained. Our observations under the direction of professor Leo Pruimboom showed that about 30 percent of the players there is this risk factor.”

3. What is the opinion of the clinical psycho-neuro-immunology to bone problems in young footballers to prevent?

Thomas D’have: “It is but one of the impaired mechanisms of action, though. Also a disturbed biorhythm , increased stress, hypothalamusontsteking, oxygen deficiency, protein deficiency and many other causes expert can be uitgevraagd and be translated into a nutrition, lifestyle or behavioural advice.

“Did you know that is also heat-, body -, and eye contact interesting typical kPNI interventions to the botaanmaak boost? That is because they are the production of the hormones serotonin and oxytocin stimulate, making it stresssysteem can relax and unwind and there botaanmaak can take place . Any idea when these three factors are anyway occur together? Understand, yes, breastfeeding at the breast of the mummy. The absence of the mother early in life _ in any form _ implies indirectly a fate destined for later botletsels. Also the insufficient intake of the necessary intestinal flora plays a crucial role.

“The multifactorial cause is always in the history of the player. As the film of anyone of his complaints early in the life begins with persistent growing pains, then this is also the reason logically in the past. So: surprisingly early in the very beginning, during the pregnancy, the birth or the first years of life. But who asks them? This systematic mapping, is exactly what clinical psycho-neuro-immunology.”

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