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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2022, Vol. 9, Issue 1, Part A

Effect of muscle energy technique on improving pain and functions in patients with adhesive capsulitis: A narrative review


Author(s): Edwina D Souza and Mohini Shah

Abstract: Background: Around 2%-5% of the general population develops Adhesive capsulitis over their lifetime. Adhesive capsulitis is characterized by painful and gradual loss of ROM leading to contracture of the GH joint. This leads to difficulty in performing ADLs and overhead activities. METs is a unique, non-invasive application known to normalize joint ROM, relieve pain and is found to be very beneficial in this condition. It is an osteopathic manipulation consisting of isometric contractions designed to improve overall musculoskeletal function and reduce pain.
Objective: To review the available evidence on the effect of muscle energy technique on improving pain and functions in patients with adhesive capsulitis.
Methodology: An electronic search was conducted on PubMed, ScienceDirect, and Google scholar. About 34 Articles were retrieved based on PICO format and appropriate Boolean operators and filters were used to narrow down the search results; considering the inclusion and exclusion criteria 9 studies were selected for the review.
Conclusion: Following the intervention, a significant difference in at least one of the outcome measure parameters was seen, hence leading to the conclusion that muscle energy technique can be recommended as an effective treatment intervention for individuals suffering from adhesive capsulitis.


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How to cite this article:
Edwina D Souza, Mohini Shah. Effect of muscle energy technique on improving pain and functions in patients with adhesive capsulitis: A narrative review. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2022;9(1):19-25.
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