PREVALENCE AND SEVERITY OF HAMSTRING TIGHTNESS AMONG COLLEGE STUDENT: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY

Bhagyashree K. Koli, Deepak B. Anap

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Background: Flexibility is important for normal biomechanical function. Muscle tightness is caused by a decrease in the ability of the muscle to deform. Hamstring tightness leads to high risk of recurrent injury, decreases the performance in athletes, lead to post-exercise soreness and decreases coordination among athletes. Hence, the objectives of this study was to find out the prevalence and severity of the hamstring tightness among college going student. Method: In this cross sectional study 50 participants with hamstring tightness were included using purposive sampling. The tightness was measured by AKE test. Three measurement were taken and average of their reading was noted. Result: Analysis showed higher prevalence of hamstring tightness among college students. More students were affected with AKE angle between 30o-45o. Conclusion: Prevalence of hamstring tightness is very high in college going student of age group 18-25 years.

Keywords: Prevalence; Active knee extension test; Hamstring Tightness severity.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5455/ijcbr.2018.42.14

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