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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2020, Vol. 7, Issue 1, Part B

Study of Tendo-Achilles injury in sub-elite hand ball players

Author(s): Ankita H Nangare

Abstract: Background and Objectives: Handball is a sport that makes heavy demands on the players. The physical work is intermittent, involving high-intensity activity interspersed with short rest pauses. The game involves abrupt jerking movements and staccato footwork. In handball game players need to be able to move in all directions and change directions and change directions quickly, smoothly and efficiently. Sudden starts and stops wear out the body, and demand a lot of strength and motor skills for acceleration, deceleration and then immediate acceleration. Tendo-Achilles injury is common in sports that involve lots of jumping and quick changes in direction. This study was done to find the prevalence of Tendo-Achilles injury in the sub-elite handball players.
Methods: The study group consisted of 90 sub-elite Handball players, 50 Females and 40 Males, both aged between 18-25 years who are playing Handball for 5 or more than 5 years. VISA-A questionnaire was used as the outcome tool to measure the severity of pain and injury in the Achilles region. Each subject was given the questionnaire and according to the score they were further evaluated.
Conclusion: The results show that 56% of players had no pain during sports, 42% of players had mild pain and injury during sports, 2% of players had moderate pain and injury during sports and 0% of players had severe pain and injury during sports. A significant relation was found in between Achilles-tendon injury and sub-elite Handball players with p value of <0.0001.

Pages: 96-99  |  514 Views  9 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Ankita H Nangare. Study of Tendo-Achilles injury in sub-elite hand ball players. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2020;7(1):96-99.
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