The Comparison of Musculoskeletal Disorder in Defender and Striker Player in Football
Musculoskeletal Disorder in Defender and Striker Player in Football
Keywords:strikers, musculoskeletal, naordiac
Background: Over a billion people worldwide enjoy playing football, making it the most popular sport. Football is the sport with the highest injury rate among all others due to the high level of physical effort. Injuries including musculoskeletal disorders, soft tissue injuries, strains, sprains, and overuse injuries are the most common ones that players who participate in contact sports experience.
Objective: To compare musculoskeletal Disorder in Defender and Striker Player in Football.
Methodology: It was a descriptive cross sectional study. A total of 152 football players were selected through convenient sampling technique. Out of them 69 were strikers and 83 were defenders. The sample size was collected by taking value of musculoskeletal disorders among football players from literature. Nordic questionnaire was used to determine the frequencies of musculoskeletal disorders in defenders and strikers. Results were shown in frequencies and percentages.
Results A total of 152 male football players participated in the study. Out of total 69 were strikers and 83 were defenders. The mean age of strikers was 25.99±6.69 and defender was 28.02±6.08. The majority of participants were graduate (38.8%) and employed (37.5%).
Conclusion: The most common musculoskeletal disorders in strikers were shoulder 39(56.5%), neck 38(55.1%), and ankles 37(53.6%) whereas most common musculoskeletal disorders in defenders were ankles 57(68.7%), knee 48(57.8%), and Hip/Thighs 45(54.2%)
Keywords: Strikers, Musculoskeletal, Defenders, Osteoarthritis, Musculoskeletal Injuries