Effect of injured and uninjured lower limbs on dynamic balance among male professional footballers
Abstract: Football or Soccer is the world\'s most popular sport. Injuries to various body parts especially ankle, knee and hip joint are common in footballers. In this research we have evaluated dynamic balance of injured and uninjured lower limbs of male professional footballers and also compared the dynamic balance between injured and uninjured lower limbs of footballers. Cross sectional comparative study design used for this research. Total hundred and six) male professional football players were included for the study as per the selection criteria. One hundred and thirty one right and left lower limbs injured (hip, knee and ankle) and eighty one right and left lower limbs uninjured samples were collected from 106 subjects. Star excursion balance test used to evaluate dynamic balance at eight directions. Iindependent t’ test performed for dynamic balance of lower limb between injured and uninjured groups. P<0.05 was considered as significant difference in effect for the study. The mean of knee injured and uninjured groups were 57.26 and 58.67 respectively with t’ value 2.92 for degree of freedom 1694. The study found that dynamic balance has significant effect on knee injury, with P< 0.004*. The study concluded that lower limb injury has significant effect on dynamic balance of lower limb. Dynamic balance of lower limb was more among uninjured male professional footballers than injured footballers.
[Jibi Paul and Nagarajan (2014); Effect of injured and uninjured lower limbs on dynamic balance among male professional footballers Int. J. of Adv. Res. 2 (4). 0] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
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