Prevalence of Patellar Tendinopathy in Recreational Fast Bowlers

  • Krishna Kadam Final Year Physiotherapy, Krishna College of Physiotherapy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, Maharashtra, India.
  • Amrutkuvar Rayjade HOD, Department of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Krishna College of Physiotherapy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, Maharashtra, India.
Keywords: Recreational Fast Bowlers, Anterior Knee Pain, Tendinopathy


Background: Cricket is one of the most popular sports in India. It requires great teamwork from every player. A fast bowler has an important role in the team. The bowling of fast bowlers involves complex actions of the upper limbs, lower limbs, and trunk, due to which they are more prone to injuries. Patellar tendinopathy is a condition characterised by anterior knee pain localised to the inferior pole of the patella. Fast bowling requires a bounce or jump in bowling action which enables the bowler to switch from the run-up phase to the position of back-foot contact. Repetitive high bounce can lead to increasing loading activity and hence can cause damage to the patellar tendon, thereby affecting the performance of the bowler. Therefore, it is necessary to rule out the prevalence of patellar tendinopathy in recreational fast bowlers.
Methodology: The study group consisted of 92 male recreational fast bowlers belonging to the age group of 15-30 years. The VISA-P questionnaire was employed as a measurement instrument for the intensity of pain. The questionnaire was given to each subject. They were further assessed based on their score.
Results: The statistical research revealed a highly significant correlation between patellar tendinopathy and recreational fast bowling with p value < 0.0001. A significant relationship between age and patellar tendon pain was also found.
Conclusion: The research revealed that patellar tendinopathy has a considerable prevalence among recreational fast bowlers.

How to cite this article:
Kadam K, Rayjade A. Prevalence of Patellar Tendinopathy in Recreational Fast Bowlers. Chettinad Health City Med J. 2023;12(2):103-106.



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