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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2019, Vol. 6, Issue 4, Part B

Effect of muscle energy technique versus middle and lower trapezius strengthening exercises on pain and neck functions in subjects with upper trapezitis


Author(s): Paul Daniel VK and Joycy Abraham

Abstract: Trapezitis is an inflammatory pain causing a severe neck spasm. Trapezius pain is a classic stress pain and it is the most common musculoskeletal disorder. The upper trapezius muscle is designated as postural muscle and it is highly susceptible to overuse. The aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of muscle energy technique and strengthening of middle and lower trapezius on pain and neck function in subjects with upper trapezitis. 50 subjects with upper trapezitis between the age group of 20 to 50 were randomized into two groups. Subjects were screened initially and those fulfulling the inclusion and exclusion criteria, both male and female were included in the study. Group A (n=25) received 3 to 5 repetitions of Muscle Energy Technique while Group B (n=25) were administered middle and lower trapezius strengthening exercises for 8 sessions on alternative days for a duration of 2 weeks. Pre-and Post-assessment of pain and function were measured at baseline and after 8 sessions for both the groups by using VAS (Visual Analogue Scale) and NDI (Neck disability index) score. There was statistically significant difference (p<0.05) showing improvement in mean of VAS and NDI before and after intervention within groups and there was statistically no significant difference when the post intervention means were compared between the groups. The study concluded that both MET and strengthening of Middle and Lower trapezius were found to be significantly effective in reducing pain and improving neck functions in subjects with upper trapezitis.

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How to cite this article:
Paul Daniel VK and Joycy Abraham. Effect of muscle energy technique versus middle and lower trapezius strengthening exercises on pain and neck functions in subjects with upper trapezitis. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2019; 6(4): 85-89.
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