Badminton – Prolapsed (Slipped disc)

A Pub med literature review of this subject on 31.01.2011 identified no specific articles relating to published work in this area.


An epidemiological review by Sharif et al (2009) reported the incidence of this injury in Malaysian badminton  players at 1.3% for the population studied in this two and a half year investigation.


Interestingly, Hainline (1995) considers tennis players to be at increased risk of lower back injuries due to the combined movements of hyperextension and rotation involved with tennis. These same movements are performed with greater speed and higher repetition in badminton. Thus, badminton players may be at an increased risk of lumbar disc pathology from rotational and hyperextension shearing effects.




Hainline B. (1995)

Low back injury.

Clin. Sports Med. 1995 Jan: 14(1): 241-65.


Shariff A., George J., Ramlan A.  (2009)
Musculoskeletal injuries among Malaysian badminton players.
Singapore Med J 2009 Nov; 50(11):1095-7.

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