Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: Aug | Volume: 7 | Issue: 8 | Pages: 210-215
Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Problems in Cricket Players
P. Sathya1, Roshni Nilesh Parekh 2
1Assistant Professor, 2Physiotherapy Student
D .Y. Patil University, School of Physiotherapy, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India.
Corresponding Author: P. Sathya
The purpose of the study was to find the prevalence of musculoskeletal problem in club level male cricket players.
Methodology: A cross sectional survey was carried out on 125 club level male cricket players using Modified Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire to find the prevalence of musculoskeletal problem in cricket players.
Result: Out of 125 cricket players investigated, 76 (61%) players experienced cricket-related musculoskeletal problems within last 12 months. Lower back, ankle and knee are the 3 most common areas of problems in cricket players. The rate of musculoskeletal problems was more in all-rounder’s (70%) followed by bowlers (60%) and batsman (42%). Strain and sprain were the two most common (42% and 26%) type of injury among cricket players.
Conclusion: This study concludes that there was 61% prevalence of musculoskeletal problems in cricket players. Lower back was the most commonly injured body part followed by ankles/feet, knees and hips/thighs. Musculoskeletal problems were more common in all-rounder’s compared to batsmen and bowlers. Ankles/feet were the most commonly affected area in all-rounder’s, low back area was commonly affected in bowlers and batsmen followed by other areas. This study also concludes that on the basis of type of injury, strain and sprain are the most common types of injuries in cricket players.
Key words:Musculoskeletal problems, Modified Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire, Cricket players.