PREVALENCE OF CRICKET RELATED MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN AND INJURIES AMONGST WICKETKEEPERS
Aakash Sanjay Shinde* and Dr. Summaiya Zareen Shaikh
Wicketkeeping is a physically demanding job. They are prone to various injuries due to either diving or due constantly being in a crouched position causing overuse injuries. These injuries can either be overuse injuries or acute injuries. Aim of this study was to find the prevalence of common musculoskeletal injuries amongst wicketkeepers. Forms were given to 27 elite wicketkeepers to find the injuries which were common. This study found out that Back injury(40%) recorded the highest as due to sustained crouching position. Second highest recorded were lower limb injuries(33%) and upper limb injuries third highest(27%).This study will not only help physiotherapist to plan a proper rehab protocol to avoid injuries but also players to understand what injuries they are prone to.
Keywords: Wicketkeeper, Acute Injuries, Overuse injuries, Back Injury, Crouching position.
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