2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
A profile of injuries in collegiate taekwondo players of Haryana
Author(s): Dr. Gajender Singh
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the common injuries of collegiate Taekwondo players in Haryana. A total of 70 collegiate Taekwondo players participated in the study. There were a total of 342 injuries reported with a 100% incidence of at least one injury among the athletes. The most frequently reported injury types are sprains (30%), inflammation (18%) and strains (9%) while injuries most commonly occurred in the ankles (18%), hands (12%), feet (12%) and knees (10%). The high risk for injury is consistent with related studies on injuries in combat sports in general. The trend in type of injury and anatomical regions at risk is also similar to other studies specifically on Taekwondo injuries. As is common in combat sports, Taekwondo carries an inherently high risk of injury but this risk can be managed with proper coaching and sufficient protective equipment.
Pages: 2155-2158 | 107 Views 1 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Gajender Singh. A profile of injuries in collegiate taekwondo players of Haryana. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2019; 4(1): 2155-2158.