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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part G (2018)

To compare the effect of myofascial release and ischaemic compression on pain, cervical lateral flexion and function in acute Trapezitis in young adults

To compare the effect of myofascial release and ischaemic compression on pain, cervical lateral flexion and function in acute Trapezitis in young adults

Author(s)
Snehal Desai and Dr. Kiran Jeswani
Abstract
Background and Objectives: Trapezitis is a classic stress pain of the trapezius muscle and it is the most common musculoskeletal disorder. The upper trapezius muscle is designated as postural muscle and it is highly susceptible to overuse. Bad posture is frequently incriminated as the cause of trapezitis. Trapezitis involves myofascial pain syndrome which is characterized by trigger points. Myofascial trigger points (MTrP) are defined as hyperirritable spots within taut bands of skeletal muscle fibers. The syndrome is associated with tenderness in the muscle, characteristic referred pain, spasm and restriction of motion. Physiotherapy techniques like Myofascial release technique and Ischaemic compression have been proposed as an adjunct to conventional therapy to treat trapezitis. Myofascial release acts by relaxing contracted muscles, increasing circulation and lymphatic drainage, and stimulating the stretch reflex of muscles and overlying fascia.Ischaemic compression involves applying direct sustained digital pressure to the Trigger point with sufficient force over dedicated time duration, to slow down the blood supply and relieve the tension within the involved muscle. This study is determined to study and compare the effect of MFR and Ischaemic compression in acute trapezitis.
Study Design: Comparative study.
Setting: Out patient physiotherapy departments in and around Pune.
Outcome Measures: Visual analogue scale (VAS), Cervical ROM, Neck disability index (NDI).
Method: 30 subjects with unilateral acute trapezitis were selected on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria and randomly assigned in two groups, Group A and Group B after taking informed consent. Group a received Myofascial release along with conventional physiotherapy and Group B received Ischaemic compression along with conventional physiotherapy for 10 sessions over a period of two weeks.
Result: The study showed significant reduction in pain and improvement in cervical lateral flexion and neck disability in both the groups. Inter-group comparison showed Myofascial release technique to be superior in reducing pain and improving cervical lateral flexion and neck disability in young adults with acute trapezitis.
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How to cite this article:
Snehal Desai, Dr. Kiran Jeswani. To compare the effect of myofascial release and ischaemic compression on pain, cervical lateral flexion and function in acute Trapezitis in young adults. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(3):448-454.
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