EFFECTIVENESS OF ILIOTIBIAL BAND STRETCHING AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISES IN PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN SYNDROME
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 (2.57Â±1.09) and angle of hip adduction
pre- and post-test (âˆ’6.85Â±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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