Disha Assudani, Clevio Desouza, Tushar Palekar
Introduction: Myofascial pain syndrome is the most common cause of myofascial pain which is mainly due to myofascial trigger points. The myofascial trigger points are spots of hyperirritability located in the muscle as a taut band which on palpation or compression is tender and has referral pain. Some studies state that trigger points may form as a result from or be irritated by overuse, faulty posture, trauma, mechanical over load or psychological stress. We in our study have aimed to compare the immediate effect of Kinesio tapping with Ischaemic compression on trigger points in trapezius muscle. Materials and Methods: 30 subjects were included in the study, which were divided in Group A (Kinesio Taping) and Group B (Ischemic Compression). Outcome measure was assessed on the basis of NPRS and Cervical Spine ROM based on Pre and Post procedure readings according to the respective groups. Conclusion: Kinesio tapping and ischemic compression both treatment are effective individually to relive pain and increase lateral flexion range of cervical spine and work effectively on different individuals to get the same result.
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