An observational study of hetus of musculoskeletal pain in IT (Information Technology) professionals


  • Neelesh Gangadhar Patil
  • Ashwini Kumar Patil



Musculoskeletal disorders, Vishamasana, Atishrama, Ratri jagarana, Kshudha vegadharana


Background & Objective: The IT-BPO industry employees often suffer the musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). Hence the objective of this entitled study was to observe the Ayurvedic hetus (causes) for these MSDs. Methods : A cross sectional survey study was conducted on IT employees using a questionnaire on 223 subjects along with pilot study on 23 subjects. On the basis of the pilot study, validity and reliability of questionnaire was checked. Result : High incidence of low back trouble was observed (75.33%) as compared to shoulder and neck troubles. The presence of causes – Vishamasana (wrong posture), lack of exercise and Atishrama (physical and mental exertion) were very high. Higher observations were also found for the – ratri jagarana (night vigil) and kshudha vegadharana (postponing the meals). A comparative study of lifestyle factors among males & females showed that, more haphazard and faulty lifestyle was present in males. Conclusion : Vishamasana and Atishrama are major causes of these MSDs while high AC exposure, lack of exercise, ratri jagarana and kshudha vegadharana acts as Viprakrishta hetus (long term causes) for MSDs.

Author Biographies

Neelesh Gangadhar Patil

Assistant Professor, Department of Ayurved Samhita Siddhanta, Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Ayurved & Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Ashwini Kumar Patil

Associate Professor, Department of Ayurved Samhita Siddhanta, Murlidhar Ayurved College, Bhavana Nagar road, Kalipat, Rajkot, Gujrat, India.




How to Cite

Gangadhar Patil, N., & Kumar Patil, A. . (2022). An observational study of hetus of musculoskeletal pain in IT (Information Technology) professionals. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 13(1), 96–100.



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