EFFECTIVENESS OF ILIOTIBIAL BAND STRETCHING AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISES IN PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN SYNDROME

  • Devadhason Malarvizhi Associate Professor, SRM college of Physiotherapy, SRM University
  • Neha Bhatt

Abstract

Objective: The study objective was to find out the effectiveness of iliotibial band stretching and strengthening exercises in patellofemoral pain syndrome.

Methods: The study design was Quasi-experimental study design. 20 patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome were taken, with the age group of 18-40 years. 20 patients undergone pre- and post-test measurement of hip angle of adduction with the help of inclinometer and were given interferential therapy and iliotibial band stretching and strengthening exercises for 1-week duration. Outcome measures were inclinometer and visual analog scale (VAS).

Results: Statistical analysis was done using Paired t-test which showed a significant improvement in VAS score (2.57±1.09) and angle of hip adduction

pre- and post-test (−6.85±2.50).

Conclusion: This study concluded that 1 week of stretching and strengthening of iliotibial band exercises were effective in reducing pain and increasing hip adduction angle in patellofemoral pain syndrome.

Keywords: Iliotibial band, Interferential therapy, Test, Stretching and strengthening exercises, Inclinometer.

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Malarvizhi, D., and N. Bhatt. “EFFECTIVENESS OF ILIOTIBIAL BAND STRETCHING AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISES IN PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN SYNDROME”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 10, no. 2, Feb. 2017, pp. 161-4, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i2.14914.
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