The Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Lesions in Badminton Players – a Study Regarding the Primary and Secondary Prevention Strategies
The practice of badminton predisposes to certain injuries, in addition to the many benefits it brings to the body. Our purpose was to identify those specific prevention means which can improve physical training and recovery sessions in order to obtain a more effective prevention of the specific injuries. A questionnaire designed in order to assess the particularities of warming, post-exercise recovery and prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries was applied to 35 players. From the musculoskeletal declared injuries, 77.35% were joint damages, 18.87% - muscle damages and 3.78% - bone lesions. The prevalence of traumatic injuries was not correlated with the particularities of age, sex, body mass index, the level of hydration, the presence of stretching as part of the physical training or warming duration. We concluded that the training must include some primary and secondary prevention methods and techniques and the main elements should be the stretching, proprioceptive coordination and plyometric exercises associated with an appropriate post-exercise recovery.