Prevalance of ankle instability among kathak dancers in Jalgaon District- A cross sectional observational study.


  • Nainani Shweta Rajesh Intern,Dr.Ulhas Patil College Of Physiotherapy, Jalgaon
  • Mehta Anurag Associate Professor, Dr. Ulhas Patil College of Physiotherapy, Jalgoan
  • Nagulkar Jaywant Principal and Professor, Dr.Ulhas Patil College of Physiotherapy, Jalgoan
  • Shaikh Danish Assistant Professor, Dr. Ulhas Patil College of Physiotherapy, Jalgoan
  • Patil Deepti Assistant Professor, Dr. Ulhas Patil College of Physiotherapy, Jalgoan



Keywords: Ankle Instability, Kathak dancer, IdFAI.


Background- Kathak is a very complex dance form in which greater emphasis is laid on foot work thus putting substantial amount of stress over the feet. The purpose of the study was to determine the prevalence of ankle instability among Kathak dancer’s in Jalgaon district. Methodology and analysis- A cross-sectional observational study was conducted among 36 kathak dancers aged 18-35 years on the basis of inclusion criteria, kathak dancer with any Trauma of lower limb, any surgery, any recent injuries or dancers who are professionally involved in any outdoor sports were excluded ankle instability was graded using Identification of Functional Ankle Instability (IdFAI) scale. Result- In the present study, 58.33% of Kathak dancers were found to have functional ankle instability (FAI) as per the scores obtained through IdFAI. Conclusion- the study concludes that with time, Kathak dancers become prone to develop functional instability at ankle joint. It is important to educate dancers, instructors, and medical staff regarding the need to identify FAI and seek early medical care for initial ankle sprains. Such education may reduce the incidence of ankle sprain and possibly the phenomenon of FAI.



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How to Cite

Shweta Rajesh, N., Anurag , M., Jaywant, N., Danish , S., & Deepti, P. (2023). Prevalance of ankle instability among kathak dancers in Jalgaon District- A cross sectional observational study . VIMS JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, 5(2), 20–25.



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