Common musculoskeletal injuries faced by B-boydancers

Deepa Abichandani, Vinayak Hule

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Dancers have high risk for injury like any athlete.

Objective: To study musculoskeletal injuries faced by B-Boy dancers and their understanding about protective gears, dance floor and footwear and physiotherapy.

Method: A survey based study using self devised pre validated questionnaire.

Result:24.04% breakers reported injury at knee;17.31% in lowerback;16.35%in shoulder; 15.38% arms/hands; 9.62% at wrist;8.65% in neck and ankle while lowest were elbow, thigh, ribs and feet.

Conclusion: Common injuries: Knee > Lower Back > Shoulder > Arms / Hand. Dancers need to be made aware regarding Physiotherapy’s role in injury prevention and post injury rehabilitation.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberART2016312
Pages (from-to)929-933
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Science and Research
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016


  • B-Boy
  • breakers
  • injury
  • prevention
  • physiotherapy


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