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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2020, Vol. 7, Issue 5, Part C

The effect of retro treadmill walking versus quadriceps strengthening exercise on pain and functional ability in patellofemoral pain syndrome


Author(s): Dr. Pankaj Kumar and Dr. Mukesh Sharma

Abstract: Background: Quadriceps strengthening exercises and Retro treadmill walking both have been individually advocated for their effect on Patellofemoral pain Syndrome (PFPS) but comparison of these techniques have not been found in studies.
Objective: To study the effectiveness of Retro Treadmill walking on Pain and functional ability in PFPS.
Study Design: Experimental design.
Source of Data Collection: DAV institute of physiotherapy, Yamunanagar.
Methodology: 50 patient of PFPS who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were taken for the study and randomly assigned in two groups: Group A received.
Retro treadmill walking: Group B received Quadriceps strengthening exercises The treatment was given for 28 days. Outcome measures of pain and functional ability were evaluated using VAS and Kujala Patellofemoral scale score on on 1st (pre and post intervention), 7th, 14th, 28th (post intervention) day.
Result: Both the groups showed statistically significant improvements in function and pain scoring However, Retro treadmill walking group showed highly significant improvements in VAS and Kujala Patellofcmoral scale scores.
Conclusion: Retro Treadmill walking showed significant improvement in pain and functional ability and therefore should be incorporated in the therapeutic regimen in the rehabilitation of PFPS patients.


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How to cite this article:
Dr. Pankaj Kumar, Dr. Mukesh Sharma. The effect of retro treadmill walking versus quadriceps strengthening exercise on pain and functional ability in patellofemoral pain syndrome. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2020;7(5):161-164.
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