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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2018, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part D

Flexibility in muscles around the hip among middle aged Indian men engaging in prolonged desk jobs: A cross-sectional study


Author(s): Bashyal P, Bhatbolan S, Billore N and Sindhu

Abstract: Sedentary lifestyle can lead to various problems like tightness of muscle, decreased joint range of motion and decreased flexibility upsetting daily activities of an individual. People whose job includes prolonged sitting throughout the day like computer professionals or desk workers are more prone to have adaptive changes that can shorten the hip muscles. Complaints of various work-related musculoskeletal discomforts are common among desk workers. The objective of this study was to screen the middle aged male desk job workers for muscle length and flexibility around the hip joint. Methodology: 120 IT professionals were selected as per the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The procedure was explained and written informed consent was obtained. Using standard tests for measuring muscle length, three hip muscles: Hamstrings, Iliopsoas and Piriformis were measured for length and flexibility. Result and Conclusion: Out of 120 subjects, 96.7% of them were found out to have tight Hamstrings whereas 83.8% showed tight Iliopsoas and 38% had piriformis tightness. In this study we concluded that a majority of desk job professionals have likelihood to developing tightness in the muscles around the hip joint owing to their sedentary work nature and age related factors making them prone to low back pain or other symptoms associated with back or hip in some point of time in their life.

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How to cite this article:
Bashyal P, Bhatbolan S, Billore N, Sindhu. Flexibility in muscles around the hip among middle aged Indian men engaging in prolonged desk jobs: A cross-sectional study. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(1):223-229.
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