ANNALS OF APPLIED SPORT SCIENCE–Special Issue
First National Congress of
"New Scientific Consequence for Iran’s Sport Development" Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University, 2014, 10-11 December
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ISSN (Online): 2322 – 4479
The Effect of Short- Term use of Cold Spray
on Ankle Joint Position Sense in Professional
1Heydar Sadeghi, 1Hamidreza Naserpour∗, 1Hadi Habibi
1. Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran.
In wrestling the ankle is most frequent site for joint sprains. That involved approximately 38 percent of all wrestling injuries (Pasque and Hewett, 2000).during wrestling exercise or competition following the collision or performs various actions, uncontrolled pressure may be applied to the ankle of the wrestlers, which in some cases require medical treatment, in such situations, a common treatment technique is the use of cooling method. However, in most cases, the athlete should immediately return to practice or competition after applying the cold. Although cryotherapy is commonly used in the treatment of acute and chronic athletic injuries, the deleterious effects of limb cooling, such as decreased nerve and muscle function, slowed sensation and inhibition of normal relaxes, may put an athlete at increased risk of additional injury (Schieppati and Nardone, 1997). Reduction of proprioception receptors pulses and postural reflex responses may lead to cause abnormal situation of body and finally, increase the risk of ankle joint injury, especially during athletic activities (Lephart SM et al., 1997). The purpose of this study is the effect of a short period of Cryotherapy on ankle position sense in professional wrestlers.