of low back pain and fatigue levels in Indian athletes
Singh Amrinder, Sandhu Gursumeet, Sandhu Jaspal Singh
Faculty of Sports Medicine and Physiotherapy, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of low back pain and fatigue levels in Indian athletes.
and Method. 300 athletes participated in this study of which 123 (41%)
were national level athletes and the remaining 177 (59%) were
university level athletes, playing for the last 6 years. Equal number
of athletes (n =75) were include in this study from each game i.e.
handball, basketball, weightlifters, hockey. The JOABEQ, OSW, CIS-20
questionnaires were used in this study to measure the fatigue level and
evaluates the prevalence of LBP.
Results. The prevalence of
low back pain is more in weightlifters and hockey players as compared
to handball and basketball. The fatigue levels were significantly
increased in all the four groups. There was a significant positive
correlation between JOABPEQ, OSW and CIS-20 (p≤0.05).
This study concludes that high prevalence of low back pain in
weightlifters and hockey players is due to their hard training and high
bending movement at trunk and weak back muscles group which increases
the chances of LBP and injury as compared to handball and basketball
low back pain, fatigue, questionnaires