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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 9 Issue 11, November 2020
To Study Relationship between Foot Posture and Low Back Pain among Female Cricket Players
Arushi Bhaskar | Dr. Jyoti Kataria
Abstract: Introduction Lower back pain is remarkably common phenomenon almost all age group people are affected. People have rendered to keep their posture upright. It is estimated that almost 70-85 % of the adults are affected. Loss of productivity and healthcare cost are considerable in relation to financial burden with people experiencing low back pain. There are ample of studies done to find the relationship between foot posture and low back pain among individuals. Female cricket players have high prevalence of low back pain but foot posture of female cricket players have never been studied well hence this study is intended to explore the relationship between foot posture and low back pain among female cricket players. Methodology 60 subjects were selected for the study as per the inclusion criteria. Female Player with non-specific low back pain without radiation and players having NPRS score between 4-8 were included. Data was collected from Rohtak road gymkhana, Ram Pal cricket academy, and Dhyan Chand National stadium. All the subjects were given thorough explanation about the procedure which was performed. Results The result of the present study revealed that there is significant relationship exist between foot posture and non-specific LBP in group 2 (bowlers) with the mean age 20.60, mean NPRS value 4.20, FPI-6 (L) mean 7.80, FPI-6 (R) mean 7.85 with the mean previous experience of playing was 12.70 with the significance 0.030 in left foot and 0.050 in right foot, the probable reason for the finding was that the fast-bowling is related with an increased chance of LBP. Conclusion From the result, it was concluded that there is statistical as well as theoretical significant correlation between non-specific LBP and foot posture among female cricket players of GROUP 2 consisting bowlers and statically insignificant but theoretically significant correlation in GROUP 1 & 3 which consist batswomen and all-rounders respectively.
Keywords: Foot posture, back pain, cricket players
Edition: Volume 9 Issue 11, November 2020,
Pages: 645 - 650