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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2008;32(5):553-557.
Musculoskeletal Pain in Young Kendo Player.
Jeong, Ho Joong , Kim, Do Sung , Sim, Young Joo , Choi, Sung Bock
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kosin University College of Medicine, Korea. kdos38@naver.com
젊은 검도 수련자에서 발생된 근골격계 통증
정호중, 김도성, 심영주, 최성복
고신대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실
To investigate the distribution of pain and associated factors and to understand treatment and prevention of Kendo related pain.
Ninety three Kendo players were given an account of questionnaire. Age, career, class, weekly practice time, daily warm-up exercise, daily cool-down exercise, pain existence, distribution of pain, diagnosis of pain origin, method of pain control, period of most pain and injury occurrence were investigated and analyzed.
The mean age was 29.3 years and mean career was 25.8 months. Sixty-four out of ninty-three Kendo players had musculoskeletal pain. Foot was the most common area of pain complaints (25%), which were followed by wrist (17.2%), ankle and heel (15.4%), knee (14.1%) in order of prevalence. Univariate analysis indicated increased occurrence of pain was correlated with age, career, class and warm-up exercise. As the causes of pain, tennis elbow, herniated lumbar disk, plantar fascitis and torsion of ankle were common.
Musculoskeletal pain related to Kendo was found highly frequent and involved in whole body. Foot, ankle and heel were the most common area of pain and the cause of pain was various. (J Korean Acad Rehab Med 2008; 32: 553-557)
Key Words: Kendo, Musculoskeletal pain


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