Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 8; Issue 4 (July 2020)

Page No.: 3517-3520

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2020.136


Krutali Saiprasad Ghogale *, Riddhi Shroff.

D.Y. Patil Deemed to be University, School of Physiotherapy, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Krutali Saiprasad Ghogale, D.Y. Patil Deemed to be University, School of Physiotherapy, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. E-Mail: krutalighogale97@gmail.com


Background: Football is the most popular sport worldwide. Although participation in football leads to significant physical benefits, high velocity trauma and direct contact between the players have made football a kind of sport, connecting both the consequences of chronic overuse and acute injuries. There is a growing interest witnessed in football amongst younger age groups participating at a competitive level. However, increased participation predisposes the immature skeleton to injuries. The prevention of injury is important to minimize problems in the adolescent age group. Thus the purpose of our study is to evaluate lower extremity domains affected in male adolescent football players.

Methodology: The study subjects included were from club, district and state level football associations in the age group of 12 to 18 years. Demographic data and Lower Extremity Functional Scale was recorded.

Results: The players showed affection of these activities: difficulty while running on uneven ground, in making sharp turns while running and hopping.

Conclusion: The study concluded that there was mild impairment affecting the lower extremity function in football players.

Key words: Function, Footballers, Adolescence, Activities, Impairment.


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Cite this article: Krutali Saiprasad Ghogale, Riddhi Shroff. STUDY OF LOWER EXTREMITY DYSFUNCTIONS IN ADOLESCENT FOOTBALLERS. Int J Physiother Res 2020;8(4):3517-3520. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2020.136