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Common injuries area among archers

Mohd. Hashim, Asha Hasnimy and Kamal, Talib and Halijah, Ibrahim and Zainal Abidin, Zainuddin Common injuries area among archers. In: Konvensyen Danga Bay 2008, 18-20 Febuary 2008, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Johor Bahru Johor.

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Abstract

The definition of injury is the key to understanding and comparing data regarding injury incidence. Injury definitions range from any complaint voiced by an athlete to any medical event severe enough to require physician evaluation or to limit participation in sports. Archery is a sport with a low reported incidence of associated injury. It can be expected that injury does occur because of the repetitive nature of the action of drawing a bow. Archers do not appear to recognize chronic aches and pains as being due to injury. Therefore the purposes of this study are to identify and analyze the common injuries area among archers related to overuse or damage of muscle and tendons of the upper limb relating to shoulder, elbow, wrist and finger joints. The survey has been conducted to thirty subjects that were randomly chosen from one national competition. The data then been analyzed using Statistical Packages for Social Science version 14.0 (SPSS 14.0). The results show that the most frequently injured area is at finger joints (41.5%) followed by shoulder (40.2%), elbow (15.8%) and wrist (2.5%). It is suggested; in order to avoid overuse injuries due to nature of sports coaches and archers should be aware of the risk of injury and should advise training.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions:Education
ID Code:6069
Deposited By: Asha Hasnimy Mohd Hashim
Deposited On:06 Aug 2008 07:11
Last Modified:06 Dec 2011 02:30

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