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2023, Vol. 10, Issue 2, Part H

Immediate effect of dry needling with electrical stimulation on hamstring muscle among amateur cricket players with hamstring muscle tightness and low back pain


Author(s): Nafiah Patankar and Dr. Chintan Solanki

Abstract:
Abstract: Amateur athletes play with less fitness, they do not receive the necessary training. Injuries can result from this, and low back discomfort is one of the most frequent ones. When the hamstrings are tight, the pelvis rotates backward, changing the curvature of the lumbar spine and placing extra strain on the nearby muscles and ligaments, resulting in back discomfort. An innovative method for treating muscular shortening in patients is dry needling. Percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS) is a novel analgesic therapy that combines the benefits of both TENS and electro acupuncture.
Method: Thirty four subjects who fulfilled selection criteria included using convenient sampling. Subjects were evaluated for hamstring tightness using passive knee extension test and were evaluated for low back pain using NPRS before and after treatment. Subjects were given trigger point dry needling with electrical stimulation for 10 minutes on hamstring muscle for single session bilaterally.
Result: Statistical Analysis was done using paired t test. Based on the results of the test analysis at 5% significance level, there is a significant statistical reliable difference between the pre & post treatment values with p-value is less than the 5% significance level(< 0.05) in the study and therefore it justifies the improvements in health outcome post intervention.
Conclusion: Dry needling with electrical stimulation is effective in improving hamstring flexibility and reducing low back pain in amateur cricket players.


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How to cite this article:
Nafiah Patankar, Dr. Chintan Solanki. Immediate effect of dry needling with electrical stimulation on hamstring muscle among amateur cricket players with hamstring muscle tightness and low back pain. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2023;10(2):496-502.

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