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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-18

Common musculoskeletal disorders in an underserviced area of Aseer Region, Saudi Arabia


1 Assistant Professor, Dept .of Medical Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Khalid University, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 Lecturer, Department of Medical Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Khalid University, Abha, K.S.A
3 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medical Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Khalid University, Abha, K.S.A

Correspondence Address:
PhD, PT Khalid A Alahmari
Department of Medical Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences King Khalid University, Abha
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


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Objective: To identify the common musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) present in the sample population of Aseer Region, Saudi Arabia. Methods: The data for this cross sectional study was collected from 112 respondents who visited the community service medical camp organized by King Khalid University. Results: Knee pain was found to be the most common musculoskeletal disorder present in the region. Low back pain, shoulder pain and neck pain are among the other reported pain. The study also analyzes the relation between demographical profiles of respondents and its relation to MSD. Conclusions: A correlation analysis proves that body mass index (BMI) and duration of pain is negatively correlated to musculoskeletal pain.


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