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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 5, Part A

A study on efficacy of ultrasound effect of ultrasound with patellar taping and ultrasound with isometric exercises in the patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome-an experimental study


Author(s): Dishant Panchal and Pavana

Abstract: Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a syndrome characterized by pain or discomfort seemingly originating from the contact of the posterior surface of the patella (back of the knee cap) with the femur (thigh bone). Commonly occurs in the athletes. Several non- operative interventions with varying success rates, have been described. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of 2 protocols for the management of patellofemoral pain syndrome: (1) ultrasound with patellar taping (2) ultrasound with isometric exercises. The purpose of the study is to determine which treatment is more effective in treating patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome.40 subjects with a case of PFPS were chosen for the study. Then the subjects are divided in two groups each group will have 20 subjects. Subjects were pre-tested using Visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain intensity and WOMAC scale for functional disability. The first group was given ultrasound with patellar taping second group received ultrasound with isometric exercises. Both the groups will be trained for 2 weeks and the assessment parameters will be taken at the end of the 2 weeks. In the present study, within group analysis showed pain relief and increased range of motion which was statistically significant in both the groups (p<0.001) whereas the between group analysis revealed that Group 2 (ultrasound with isometric exercises) was highly significant (p<0.001) as compared to Group 1. Both groups statistically showed significant responses to their interventions. Ultrasound with isometric exercises was found to be more effective than the ultrasound with patellar taping to reduce the pain and to decrease functional disability in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome.

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Dishant Panchal and Pavana. A study on efficacy of ultrasound effect of ultrasound with patellar taping and ultrasound with isometric exercises in the patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome-an experimental study. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2017; 4(5): 11-16.
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