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International Journal of Orthopaedics and Physiotherapy

Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A (2023)

Kinesio instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization versus stripping massage for myofascial pain of upper trapezius

Author(s):

Dr. Chirag Purbia

Abstract:

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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International Journal of Orthopaedics and Physiotherapy
How to cite this article:
Dr. Chirag Purbia. Kinesio instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization versus stripping massage for myofascial pain of upper trapezius. Int. J. Orthop. Physiother. 2023;5(1):09-12. DOI: 10.33545/26648989.2023.v5.i1a.16
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