Prevalence of Achilles Tendinopathy in Building Construction Workers
Background: Achilles tendinopathy is a common type of injury among building construction workers. Construction work is done by both young people and adults. They keep working until their point of exertion not realising the intensity of the injuries caused internally. This study aims to find the prevalence of Achilles pain among building construction workers.
Objective: To find the clinical severity of pain in the Achilles tendon among building construction workers.
Method: The study group consisted of 75 building construction workers (45 males and 30 females) aged between 22 and 45 years who had been working for 6 or more years and suffered from Achilles tendon pain. VISA-A questionnaire was used to analyse the severity of pain in the Achilles tendon. Each subject was given the questionnaire and according to the scores, the results were calculated.
Result: The findings revealed a significant relationship between building construction workers and Achilles tendon pain with p value < 0.0001.
Conclusion: The study showed that the building construction workers suffered from Achilles tendon pain.
How to cite this article:
Kakade A, Rayjade A. Prevalence of Achilles Tendinopathy in Building Construction Workers. Chettinad Health City Med J. 2023;12(2):99-102.
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