Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries of Head, Neck and Upper Limb among Cricket Players

Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries of Head, Neck and Upper


  • Mutahhar Hussain Umar National Pain Clinic Orthopedic and Spine Johar Town, Lahore
  • Sana Batool University Institute of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Hira Bano Javaid National Pain Clinic Orthopedic and Spine Johar Town, Lahore
  • Zainab Sheraz Riphah International University, Faisalabad Campus



Sports Injuries, Prevalence, Musculoskeletal, Head and Neck, Upper Limb


Sports injuries have been reported with growing rate in a quest to identify patterns by which they can be predicted and prevented. Injury investigation in cricket has been started for almost twenty years. Objective: To determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal sports injuries of head, neck and upper limb among cricket players. Methods: It was a Cross-sectional study. Data were taken from 180 selected cricket players from different cricket academies, clubs of Lahore Pakistan. The data were analyzed by SPSS version 21 and with a self-generated questionnaire. Results: This study showed very low prevalence of head and neck injuries which is 5.6 % and very high prevalence of shoulder injuries are seen in this study which is 77.78 %. Elbow injuries are seen 19.4 % while there is a significant association between type of cricketers and shoulder pain. Conclusions: The prevalence of musculoskeletal sports injuries found very high in shoulder joint, then in elbow joint and then in head and neck which has affected their performance. Study also showed a significant correlation between the type of players and shoulder pain


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DOI: 10.54393/tt.v3i02.50
Published: 2022-12-31

How to Cite

Hussain Umar, M. ., Batool, S. ., Bano Javaid, H. ., & Sheraz, Z. (2022). Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries of Head, Neck and Upper Limb among Cricket Players: Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries of Head, Neck and Upper . THE THERAPIST (Journal of Therapies &Amp; Rehabilitation Sciences), 3(02), 06–09.



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