COMPARE OF PREVALENCE, CAUSES
AND CONSEQUENCES OF SPORT INJURIES IN ELITE AND AMATEUR MOUNTAIN
Khalil Khayambashi2, Behnam Ghasemi 3
Islamic Azad University of Shahrekord Branch, Shahrekord,
Physical Education & Sport Science College, Isfahan University,
Physical education Department, Shahrekord University, Iran
purpose of this study was the compare of prevalence, causes and
consequences of sport injuries in elite and amateur mountain climbers.
study 50 male mountaineers who were invited to Iran National Team with
two years experience in climbing had been considered as elite.52 male
mountaineers who were climbing in "Payam-Zardkooh" and "Faraz" climbing
groups with two years experience in climbing were considered as
amateur. A questionnaire was used by the researcher to collect data via
interview and participating in their climbing programs.
injuries were recorded in elite climbers and 998 injuries in amateur
groups. The majority of prevalence of injuries was in soft tissue with
84% and 90% respectively for elite and amateur climbers. Sunburn, foot
blister and muscle cramp for amateur climbers and sunburn, foot blister
and frostbite for elite climbers were the most recorded injuries. The
majority of injuries occurred at day time, while the higher percentage
belong to lower extremities in the down hill tracks. In the most cases
first aid kits were available for the both groups.
equipment and/or improper use of them were the most causes of injuries.
Among them, lake of sun-cream and cap uses were the most importance
causes. Inappropriate shoes and exhaustion among elite climbers and
inadequate level of physical fitness in amateur were other causes on
injuries. Chi square test showed significant differences among injuries
between the elite and amateur mountain climbers.
Key words: injuries,
elite, amateur, mountain climbers.
There is not correlation between ankle edema and range of movement, but
there is correlation between pain and range of movement of the ankle.