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Pain perception and pain tolerance in sport



Year of publication 2018
Type Conference abstract
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description There is an inevitable association between pain and sport. Regardless of discipline, many athletes experience pain on daily basis to obtain a higher level of their performance and they are put under expectation of high pain tolerance. However, pain is also one of the limited factors that can disrupt athletes’ performance. The connections between pain and its negative consequences in sports behaviour is related to an injury. Coordinate-aesthetic sports (e.g. gymnastics, figure skating, ballet dancing) are quite specific due to an important qualitative aesthetic aspect of valuation in addition to their performance. These sports are also known by a high amount of injuries, perceived difficulty of moves and workload exposure with fatigue as one of the injury factors. The aim of this paper is to offer a brief theoretical review of pain perception and pain tolerance in sport in general as well as focusing on these specific sports disciplines.
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