International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 3, Part F (2020)
Immediate effect of myofascial release technique and strain counterstrain technique on unilateral trapezitis in sitting job professionals
Work-related neck pain is a common problem in office workers, especially among those who are intensive computer users with long-duration sitting job. Neck pain is thought to be complex. It is most commonly caused by putting an excessive amount of stress or strain over the trapezius muscle. The upper trapezius muscle is designated as postural muscle and it is susceptible to overuse. Trapezitis is an inflammatory pain arising from the trapezius muscle causing a severe neck spasm. 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 in motion. Physiotherapy techniques like Myofascial release technique and Strain counterstrain technique to treat trapezitis. Physiotherapy techniques like Myofascial release technique and Strain counterstrain technique to treat trapezitis.
Objectives: To compare the immediate effect of MFR and SCS technique on Pain, Cervical lateral flexion in sitting job professionals on unilateral trapezitis.
Study Design: Comparative study.
Method: 60 subjects were selected fulfilling inclusion and exclusion criteria and were randomly divided into 2 groups. Group A receiving Myofascial release technique and Group B receiving Strain counterstrain technique.
Results: Statistic analysis was done by using SPSS software version 20.0. Wilcoxon signed-rank test was used for the pre-treatment and post-treatment comparison within both the groups & Mann-Whitney U test was used for the intergroup comparison the study showed that there was a significant difference between pre and post-treatment within each group A and B in pain intensity level and improvement in cervical range of motion. There was no statistically significant difference between group A and B in pain intensity level and cervical range of motion.
How to cite this article:
Aishwarya Pimpalgaonkar, Dr. Priyanka Honkalas, Dr. Sucheta Gholhar. Immediate effect of myofascial release technique and strain counterstrain technique on unilateral trapezitis in sitting job professionals. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(3):378-382.