KNEE INJURIES IN BADMINTON SPORT: INVESTIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES OF INJURY AND MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES IN SINDH PROVINCE

Syed AkhtarAdil Shah, Muhammad Akram Ansari, Ashique A. Jhatial

Abstract


Knee injury is one of the most common types of injuries that sportspeople experience in Badminton sport. Extant literature on knee injuries suggests that most of the research undertaken was in advanced countries. Especially, very limited research has been undertaken in context of Sindh province. Consequently, this study aims to report survey findings of the cases of knee injuries in Badminton sport and its management techniques across thirteen districts of Sindh. Data were collected through structured interview using survey questionnaire by non-probability technique of convenience sampling. Data were analyzed in SPSS version 22.0. Mean age of the Badminton players across Sindh was about 34 years and about 42.3% have had graduation. These findings reveal that middle-aged and educated people play this game for fitness purpose. Findings also reveal that about 53.8% players got their right knee injured during the play. It was stated that 92.3% respondents were injured intrinsically. While X-ray was the only technique used to diagnose the injury. However, 80% respondents were suggested to go through some physiotherapeutic methods as management of the injury.


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