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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-41

Preference of physiotherapeutic treatment over oral analgesics by Young Indian football players: A survey

1 Department of Sports Physiotherapy, Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Sancheti Healthcare Academy, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department Physiotherapy, Sancheti Institute of Orthopeadic and Rehabilitation, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Mr. Ankit Srivastava
Department of Physiotherapy, Sancheti Institute of Orthopeadic and Rehabilitation; Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Sancheti Healthcare Academy, 11/12 Thube Park, Shivajinagar, Pune - 411 005, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijptr.ijptr_17_19

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Background: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are widely consumed among athletes worldwide in relation to muscle injury and soreness. Physiotherapy provides effective nonpharmacological, noninvasive interventions for various musculoskeletal problems. Thus physiotherapy is an effective treatment but without the toxic buildup. This study establishes the need to educate the players about physiotherapy and the harmful effects of regular analgesic consumption. Objective: The objective of the study is to analyze the perception of football players with injuries between physiotherapy and oral analgesics for pain reduction. Materials and Methods: Data were collected from 107 football players by a questionnaire. Qualitative analysis of data was done. Results: Pie diagram of all the results was made. Results showed a higher shift toward the preference of oral analgesics than physiotherapy. Conclusion: Football players prefer oral analgesics over physiotherapeutic treatment for early symptomatic relief to hasten return to play.

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