A Comparative Study of Incidence of Musculoskeletal Injuries in Amateur and Professional Boxers


  • Shibani Dixit
  • Shweta Naidu
  • Mugdha Joshi




Boxers, Amature, Professional, Injuries


Boxing is the physical skill of fighting with fists.Boxing involves fusion of coordinated fast paced
movements of hands and feet, dodging skill, muscular strength and high aerobic capacity. Boxing
is similar to other physical activities in that there is a presumed risk of injury through participation.
Previous literature suggests that 27.1-93.4 % of injuries involve the head in which most injuries are
minor, with lacerations and contusions being most common.In the opinion of the authors that head
and hand/wrist related injuries should be considered an inherent risk to boxing, caused by impact and
equipment related factors. Thus, the present study focuses on injuries in boxers during training sessions.

Author Biographies

Shibani Dixit

Senior Physiotherapist, Spine Specialist, Pune Spine Institute, Kalyani Nagar, Pune Maharashtra, India

Shweta Naidu

Assistant Professor, Department of Musculoskeletal-Physiotherapy, CMF College of physiotherapy,
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Mugdha Joshi

Assistant Professor, Department of Community-Physiotherapy, K J Somaiya College of physiotherapy, Sion, Maharashtra, India