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RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 967-969

Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among cricketers in Lahore, Pakistan

Hafiz Rana M Shahzad Arshad, Qasim idrees, Nazneena Shakir, Laeeq Ahmed, Mehwish Aziz, Muhammad Zeshan.


Objective: To find the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among cricketers in Lahore.
Methodology: It was a cross-sectional study. Nordic musculoskeletal questionnaire was used and convenient sampling technique was used to collect data from 116 professional cricketers of different cricket academies. Data were analyzed with SPSS version 25.
Results: Out of 116 professional cricketers, there were 56.9% batsmen, 26.7% bowlers, 12.1% all-rounder and 4.3% wicketkeepers. The mean age of respondents was 23.11. Most common region involve was lower back followed by shoulder region.
Conclusion: Musculoskeletal injuries were common among cricketers. Lower back was the most common injured area followed by shoulder and lower limb, mostly strains and sprains.

Key words: Musculoskeletal, tendon, ligaments

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