Prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries in young taekwondo athletes

James Ghagare, Nivedita Pingale, James Ghagare
2017 332 International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health   unpublished
Purpose: Over last five decades, taekwondo (TKD) has become one of the most commonly practiced martial art in the world; which ultimately led TKD to be included as an Olympic game in 2000. Popular double point scoring techniques such as circular, roundhouse kicks expose the athletes to permanent risk of injuries during both training and competitions. The purpose of this study is to record the prevalence of injuries, type and location of injuries during training and competition. Method: Self
more » ... n. Method: Self structured questionnaire had distributed amongst elite young TKD athletes with age criteria of 14-20 years. Results and conclusion: The prevalence of injuries was found to be 48%; mainly located in knee (54.16%) followed by foot and ankle (50%) and shoulder (39.58%). Most of the injuries occurred in training session than competition.