Dr. Chirag Purbia
Background: Myofascial pain syndrome is chronic pain caused by trigger points. It is associated with musculoskeletal problems muscle spasm, restricted range of motion and decreased fibre extensibility.
Objective: To study the effectiveness of Kinesio Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (KIASTM) versus stripping massage (SM) on myofascial pain of Upper Trapezius.
Method: Sixty patients aged 30-40 years, with active trigger points in the right upper trapezius were divided into two equal groups (A and B). Group A (n = 30) received KIASTM using accel tool twice a week for four weeks in addition to stretching exercise. Group B (n = 30) received SM twice a week for four weeks in addition to stretching exercise. The visual analogue scale, a pressure algometer, and the Arabic version of the Neck Disability Index were used to evaluate patients’ pre- and post-treatment statuses.
Results: Within-group analysis showed significant differences between pre- and post-treatment values of all outcome measures in both groups.
Conclusion: We concluded that KIASTM is more effective and satisfactory in reducing pain and function in patients with Myofascial Pain of Upper Trapezius.
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