"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"
2019, Vol. 6, Issue 2, Part A
Association of gluteus medius strength and disability in patients with chornic low back painAuthor(s):
Aishwarya Ahiwale, Ujwal Yeole, Saurabhi S Purandare and Tushar DhawaleAbstract:
Background: Hip abductor muscles plays a significant role in pelvic lateral stability; any imbalance in these muscle functions can lead to Low Back Pain.
Aim: To study association of gluteus medius strength and disability in patients with Chronic Low Back Pain.
1.To assess strength of gluteus medius by MMT grades in patients with chronic LBP.
2.To assess functional strength of abductor muscles using sing limb squat test in patients with chronic LBP
3.To assess the functional disability using Modified Oswestry low back disability index in patients with chronic LBP.
Methodology: Permission was taken from concerned ethical committee and consent was taken from the subjects. An analytical study was done on 60 individuals, selected on the basis of inclusion criteria & exclusion criteria.Inclusion criteria which is both male and females, age group 30-60, subjects with non-specific LBP &exclusion criteria which is recent fracture, Any associated disorder, Limb length discrepancy. Abductor muscle strength was assessed according to MMT grades. Abductor muscle functional strength was assessed using Single Limb Squat Test. Functional disability was assessed using Modified Oswestry Low Back Disability Index.
Result: The data was collected and subjected by statistical analysis. The results shows patients with CLBP reduced gluteus medius strength with grade 2. There was significantly reduced functional strength of gluteus medius in patients with chronic low back pain according to single limb squat test
Modified oswestry score shows 86% disability in patients with low back pain.
Conclusion: Decreased Gluteus medius strength and disability can be consider as important factor associated with chronic low back painPages: 17-20 | 421 Views 29 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Aishwarya Ahiwale, Ujwal Yeole, Saurabhi S Purandare, Tushar Dhawale. Association of gluteus medius strength and disability in patients with chornic low back pain. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2019;6(2):17-20.