Vol - 28, Issue - 11
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International Medical Journal
Journal ID : IMJ-06-12-2021-1080
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Abstract : One of the most powerful and difficult sport and activity is weightlifting. In Pakistan, Gujranwala City is famous for its wrestlers and weightlifters. Successful and powerful weightlifting performances require a good combination of lifting techniques, muscle power, flexibility and muscle strength. Even the benefits on health and performance are preserved, the recreation of these are not without the risk of injuries with resistance training and especially upper limb injuries. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of upper limb musculoskeletal disorders in trained and untrained weightlifters of Gujranwala. A descriptive study was conducted on 138 weightlifters of gyms of Gujranwala among which 69 were trained and 69 were untrained. Nordic Musculoskeletal questionnaire for upper limb was used for data collection. Data was analysed by using SPSS v21. Frequency tables, Percentages, Mean and Standard Deviations were used. Among 138 subjects, both trained and untrained weightlifters complained about musculoskeletal disorders, in neck region the frequency of musculoskeletal disorders was found to be slightly higher in untrained weight lifters as compared to trained and Similar results were seen in shoulder, elbow and wrist. This study concluded that musculoskeletal injuries were found to be quite common in weight lifters both trained and untrained and its frequency is slightly higher in untrained weight lifters as compared to trained ones.

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