An experimental analysis of different point specific musculoskeletal pain among selected adolescent-club cricketers in Dhaka City
Introduction. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are considered to be among the most stressful events of human body considering their onset, symptoms and the ultimate consequences.
Aim. This study was conducted to provide a concise overview of cricket-related musculoskeletal pain of the upper limb and lower limb region in male adolescent cricketers.
Material and methods. Data was collected from three clubs in Dhaka city, and the participant’s age group was 10-19 years. Data was collected through oral conversations with participants and physical testing. This process was continued over six months, which repeated monthly between same subjects.
Results. 97 cricketers experienced musculoskeletal pain, where maximum reported upper limb musculoskeletal pain was 33.3% shoulder, 21.6% elbow, 27.5% wrist, and 17.6% hand pain. In contrast, 46 candidates were found in the lower limb musculoskeletal pain category containing 19.6%, 30.4%, 30.4% and 19.6% hip joint, knee joint, ankle joint and foot joint musculoskeletal pain, respectively. BMI had no significant effect on the typical upper and lower limb musculoskeletal pain. Batsmen playing for 4 sessions or more per week are the main victims of upper limb musculoskeletal pain. In contrast, bowlers and all-rounders were the main victims of lower limb musculoskeletal pain under similar workloads.
Conclusion. This study reflects an up-to-date overview of regional upper limb and lower limb musculoskeletal pain where the risk of lower limb injury is most common among all types of players.