90% journalists who ride motorcycles suffer from back and shoulder pain
Muscles pain has increased by 30% in the last few months and 90% of journalists who ride motorcycles suffered from back and joints pain, according to reports.
Following the unprecedented rain in Karachi, roads have become dilapidated which increased the number of back and joints pain patients, and during the last 6 months, a large number of young people, especially bikers, have been affected by this disease, according to leading rheumatologist of the country.
A medical camp was organized on Thursday in Karachi Press Club (KPC) with the support of Pak American Arthritis Center (PAAC), in which a well-known rheumatologist examined the journalists, more than 100 journalists and their families underwent various medical tests in the camp.
The managing director of PAAC Dr. Saliha Ishaq, well-known rheumatologist Dr. Samira Ghani, medical director of Al-Ahad Medical Center Dr Faraz Hashmi, Dr Majid, Dr Roman Khan and Dr Afshan were also present.
MD PAAC Dr. Saliha Ishaq said that, “in many countries, the roads of 1950 era are still in good condition, but in Karachi, the roads are washed away in the rains,” further adding that, “the roads built last year have been washed away in the rains of the past month.”
“As a result of dilapidated roads, Karachiites are suffering from back and joint pain, these diseases have increased by 30% during the last 6 months and a large number of young people, especially bikers, are suffering from back and joint pain,” she said.
She added that, earlier, women were more prone to joint pain, but now a large number of men, especially young people, were facing muscle-related disease.
Saliha revealed that, 90 percent of the journalists who came for medical examination in the camp organized have come with complaints of back and joints pain.