The 'hallway syndrome', the most feared confinement injury
Our routines have changed. We have passed almost without realizing it to do things that we had never practiced before: new exercises, different habits, different periods of time, new intensities. All this generates in our body a series of alterations that, unfortunately, can lead to injuries. We are carrying out real follies, running at home we force muscles and joints that outdoors we hardly notice; squats, pull-ups, ‘jumping jacks’, push-ups, sit-ups, a host of activities that, if not performed correctly, can leave severe damage.
35% of people are doing more sport than usual
That is why we wanted to contact Doctor Juanjo López Martínez, a sports orthopedic specialist, to chat with him for a while and to explain a very interesting report that he has produced in recent weeks on the injuries that have occurred as a result of this change. routine that we talk about and which parts of our body are being affected the most. "There is an excess of social pressure I think. Many people do sports, share it and it seems that if you don't do sports you don't do the right thing. 35% of those surveyed have done more sport in confinement than before it. There are many direct from Instagram, YouTube and in that case there is an excess of pressure that is translating into an excess of injuries ”, Juanjo tells us.
Repeated turns and damaged menisci
“When the alert state started, I had to close the consultation. Few injuries, few falls, few people doing sports. From the third week on I started receiving many more calls; People did not want to go to the hospital because of the risk of contagion and practically all of them came from sports at home; Seeing the increase, the idea of seeing a casuistry arose and what I called "hallway syndrome" burst forth. Pacientes doing many meters and kilometers in the hallway of his house with many repeated turns. In just a few days I saw four meniscus injuries that have even had to be operated on. It is a study via Twitter, with limitations, but I have obtained very important information. Over 2,000 people. And that in my networks I have many professional athletes and even the percentages could go up. "
Check out the full interview:
001900 people surveyed (80% under 45)
✅Equality of the sexes
- Dr Juanjo López (@drlopezmartinez) April 21, 2020