PREVALENCE OF LOW BACK PAIN AND DISABILITY LEVELS IN FAST BOWLERS

Ayesha Sheikh Ayesha Karim
2019 Zenodo  
Objective: Low back pain is endured by fast bowlers due to unique asymmetrical action which puts extra load on the trunk through rotation, extension and side flexion during the delivery stride. This study was conducted among fast bowling cricketers because low back pain is more prone in athletes due to higher physical activity. Material and Methods: The design of this study was randomized cross-sectional. We took 200 fast bowlers as a sample (both males and females) ranging from 15 to 40 years
more » ... rom 15 to 40 years of age from different cricket academies in Lahore. The data was collected through "Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire". Results: Our results indicated that the low back pain was prevalent in fast bowlers, the most common pain intensity being mild. Moderate disability appeared prominent in fast bowlers. Conclusion: This evidence shows that fast bowlers suffer from low back pain and disability which not only limits various daily life activities but may also result in poor ­­­­performance in the sport. Keywords: Low back pain, fast bowlers, disability
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3592254 fatcat:f4fggfadjzddvgmqvd3zo6i57u