Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 6; Issue 2 (April 2018)

Page No.: 2660-2663

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2018.107


Vrushali Rajesh Patil 1, Satish Pimpale *2, Ajay kumar 3.

1 UG Intern, DPO’s NETT college of physiotherapy, Thane, India.

*2 Assistant Professor, DPO’s NETT college of physiotherapy, Thane, India.

3 Principal, DPO’s NETT College of physiotherapy, Thane, India.

Address for Correspondence: Dr. Satish Pimpale (P.T.), Assistant Professor, DPO’s NETT college of physiotherapy, Thane, India.

E-Mail: dr.satishpimpale@gmail.com


Background:  A Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s)   arises not directly from an acute or instantaneous event but arising gradually and chronically. Indian railway is the world’s largest railway system; in Mumbai the daily ridership is about 7.585 million. As Mumbai is India’s commercial and financial centre therefore, the network is severely crowded during peak hours. Hence, it is the busiest railway system and has some of the worst severe crowding in the world. Repetitive movements and awkward posture are the levels of primary risk factors that have been associated with the MSD’s.

Aim: To find the incidence of musculoskeletal disorders in train commuters.

Objective:  To find out which common joints are involved using Standard Nordic Questionnaire.

Materials and Methodology:  An observational study was conducted for the duration of 1 year in metropolitan city with the sample size of 500 healthy adult male and female with age group of 20-40 years who are train commuters travelling during peak hours daily and are included according to the selection criteria. Sampling is convenient. The data was analysed and collected accordingly.

Results: The above data was analysed and it showed Ankles/Feet (17%) was most commonly affected followed by Knees (16%) and least was the Elbows (7%).

Conclusion: This study concluded that the high incidence were seen in the Ankles/Feet followed by Knees and least in Elbows of the train commuters.

KEY WORDS: Musculoskeletal Disorders, Posture.


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Cite this article: Vrushali Rajesh Patil, Satish Pimpale, Ajay kumar. INCIDENCE OF MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS IN TRAIN COMMUTERS. Int J Physiother Res 2018;6(2):2660-2663. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2018.107