Assessment of rotator cuff tears among bodybuilders in Lahore
Background: The current was performed on bodybuilders to see the shoulder rotator cuff injuries among them. A bodybuilder is a person who strengthens and enlarges the muscles of their body through strenuous exercise. The chances of injury in shoulder is much more than any other region of body because of excessive workout of upper body shoulder and chest than lower region. Objective: To determine the Assessment of rotator cuff tears among bodybuilders in Lahore. Methodology: It was the cross-sectional study. Data was collected by 161 bodybuilders on basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria. Convenient sampling technique was used in this study. Oxford shoulder score questionnaire along with manual physical testing for assessing the rotator cuff injury was used in this study. Data was analyzed by using SPSS. Results: In current study the mean age of respondents was 30.12 with SD 5.85. Minimum age was 20 and maximum age was 45 years.72.6% of the bodybuilders had right side dominant and 27.3 had left side dominant. 22.98% had 1-3 years of experience, 49.68 had 4-6 years of experience and 27.3 had 7-10 years of experience.31.67 had discomfort in their right shoulder and 58.3% had discomfort in left shoulder and 9.93 % had discomfort in both shoulders. 18.51% of the bodybuilders had positive lift of test for subscapularis injury, 40.71 positive drop arm test for supraspinatus and infraspinatus injury, 9.87% had positive horn blower test for teres minor and 30.86% of the bodybuilder had all the rotator cuff tests were negative its mean the other type of shoulder injury rather than rotator cuff. Conclusion: From current study, it was concluded that rotator cuff injury was the commonest injury among all the shoulder injuries. Among the rotator cuff the supraspinatus and infraspinatus was the commonest injured muscle. There should be proper trainer for muscle building so that injury can be prevented. As there was much high prevalence of rotator cuff injury was found in current study. Clinicians and strength and conditioning professionals should consider the biomechanical stresses and adaptations associated with weight training when prescribing upper extremity exercises.
Keywords: Rotator cuff, Injury, Oxford shoulder score.