International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 7, Part E (2017)
Effects of hip strengthening exercises on pain and function in females with patellofemoral pain: A case series
Study Design: Case Study Series Background: Patellofemoral pain is a common overuse injury in active female. It has been suggested that hip muscle weakness may be an important factor in the etiology of females with PFP. This case series describes the effect of hip muscle strengthening on pain and function to manage patellofemoral pain in females. Case Description: Three patients who are diagnosed having PFP is treated with a three weeks exercise program of hip strengthening. Outcome measures used to capture change in patient status includes the Numeric Pain Rating Scale and Kujala Anterior Knee Pain Scale. Discussion: Three patients of age in between 18 to 30 with anterior knee pain were included in this prospective case series. All the three patient got statistical significant improvement in NPRS and AKPS after three weeks exercise program. Conclusion: This case study series provided data to support further investigation to understand the relationship between hip muscle strength and PFP, and to identify patients who will best respond to hip strengthening exercise program.
How to cite this article:
Adhith Kj, Lalthutiamngheti And Dr. Senthil Kumar S. Effects of hip strengthening exercises on pain and function in females with patellofemoral pain: A case series. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(7):306-309.