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Injuries In Indian Squash Players: An Investigation.

D Jhamb, J Asundi

Abstract :

Background Squash is a fast paced, all weather, racquet sport gaining rapid popularity in India. The nature of squash lends itself to contact and non-contact musculoskeletal injuries. There is no data on squash injuries amongst Indian players.ObjectivesTo examine the demographics, distribution and recovery times of various injuries sustained by squash players in India.Study Design Descriptive epidemiology study Materials and methodsA survey was conducted to collect information regarding demographics, distribution and types of injuries and recovery times. Results A total of 120 valid responses were received and analysed. 86% of the respondents had an injury requiring more than 2 weeks for recovery. The average age of respondents was 41 yrs. There was preponderance of lower limb injuries with the knee being affected the most. The mean age at time of sustaining injury was 34 yrs. The knee injuries took the longest to recover and muscle strains the shortest. The average time to recover was 5.8 months.DiscussionThis is the first study to investigate injuries in Indian squash players. It has revealed that lower limb injures are far more common in Indian players as compared to studies from other nations. The knee injuries form the bulk of injuries and take the longest time to recover. The contact injuries are very few.ConclusionSquash players from Indian clubs have suffered knee injury more than any other injury. Further studies are required for understanding injury mechanisms and formulating injury prevention protocols.

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INJURIES IN INDIAN SQUASH PLAYERS: AN INVESTIGATION., D Jhamb, J Asundi, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE MEDICAL RESEARCH : Volume-7 | Issue-5 | May-2022

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