An analytical study on motor nerve conduction velocity of ulnar & common peroneal nerve in athletes of anaerobic sports
Author(s): Dr. Sushil Kumar and Dr. Hoshiyar Singh
Abstract: The aim of the present study was to investigate motor nerve conduction velocity (MNCV) of ulnar & common peroneal (CPN) nerves of bilateral side (i.e. dominant & non-dominant) of athletes who are engaged in an anaerobic type sport activities (sprinters & weight lifters). A total of 50 male sprinters & weight lifters with an average age, height and weight of 21.70±1.76 years, 170.38±3.31 cm and 72.06±6.04 Kg respectively, volunteered to participate in this study. Each subject’s MNCV was measured with the help of computerized equipment called “NEUROPERFECT” (Medicaid Systems, India) and the data was analysed using Mean ± SD, t-test and Pearson correlation. Results show that MNCV of ulnar nerve of right and left side was significantly different (p<.05). MNCV of common peroneal nerve of bilateral side also significantly different (p<.05). For both ulnar and common peroneal nerves, results showed that the right ulnar nerve had significantly faster MNCV than the right CPN nerve (p<.05). According to the results, faster MNCV in right ulnar nerve (i.e. dominant) and left CPN as compared to left ulnar nerve and right CPN in sprinters and weight lifters may be from their long term training adaptations and further it may be relate to their upper & lower extremity movement requirement of changing their movement direction quickly and skill fully.