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International Olympic Committee consensus statement on pain management in elite athletes / Brian Hainline; Wayne Derman; Alan Vernec; Richard Budgett; Masataka Deie; Jiří Dvořák; Chris Harle; Stanley A Herring; Mike McNamee; Willem Meeuwisse; G Lorimer Moseley; Bade Omololu; John Orchard; Andrew Pipe; Babette M Pluim; Johan Ræder; Christian Siebert; Mike Stewart; Mark Stuart; Judith A Turner; Mark Ware; David Zideman; Lars Engebretsen
British Journal of Sports Medicine, Volume: 51, Issue: 17, Pages: 1245 - 1258
Swansea University Author: McNamee, Michael
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Pain is a common problem among elite athletes and is frequently associated with sport injury. Both pain and injury interfere with the performance of elite athletes. There are currently no evidence-based or consensus-based guidelines for the management of pain in elite athletes. Typically, pain manag...
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Pain is a common problem among elite athletes and is frequently associated with sport injury. Both pain and injury interfere with the performance of elite athletes. There are currently no evidence-based or consensus-based guidelines for the management of pain in elite athletes. Typically, pain management consists of the provision of analgesics, rest and physical therapy. More appropriately, a treatment strategy should address all contributors to pain including underlying pathophysiology, biomechanical abnormalities and psychosocial issues, and should employ therapies providing optimal benefit and minimal harm. To advance the development of a more standardised, evidence-informed approach to pain management in elite athletes, an IOC Consensus Group critically evaluated the current state of the science and practice of pain management in sport and prepared recommendations for a more unified approach to this important topic.