A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL TO COMPARE THE EFFECT OF MUSCLE ENERGY TECHNIQUE WITH CONVENTIONAL THERAPY IN STAGE II ADHESIVE CAPSULITISJournal: International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research (IJPR) (Vol.2, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2014-06-11
Authors : B. Chakradhar Reddy; Santosh Metgud;
Page : 549-554
Keywords : Muscle Energy Technique; Stage II Adhesive Capsulitis; Pain and Function;
Background and Objectives: Adhesive capsulitis is a clinical diagnosis made from a history of the gradual onset of severe shoulder pain with the progressive limitation of active and passive glenohumeral movements. Muscle energy technique helps to mobilize restricted joints by stretching hypertonic muscles, capsules, ligaments, and fascia. The aim of the study is to find out and compare the effect of MET and Conventional therapy to reduce pain, improve the shoulder range of motion and function in stage 2 of adhesive capsulitis. Materials and Method: The present randomized controlled trial was conducted among 30 participants who included both male and female symptomatic individuals from the age group of 40 years and above. Participants were randomly assigned into two groups of 15 each. Physical therapy treatment protocol which included Conventional therapy (group A) and MET along with conventional therapy (group B) was given for 15 days. The outcome measures recorded were pre and post 15th day of intervention using visual analogue scale, shoulder range of motion of flexion, abduction, External rotation and functional evaluation by Disability of Arm Shoulder Hand. Result: In the present study, within group analysis showed that pain relief, improved range of motion and reduced disability was statistically significant in both the groups (p< 0.0001) whereas the between group analysis revealed that Conventional group (group A) and MET group (group B) both are effective in reducing pain, improving range of motion and function. Conclusion: Hence, it can be concluded that Conventional therapy and MET along with Conventional therapy both are equally effective in treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis.
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