Efficacy of deep transverse friction massage on supraspinatus tendinitis –A randomised pilot trial study.

Karvannan, Harikesavan and Chakravarty, R D and Prem, V (2011) Efficacy of deep transverse friction massage on supraspinatus tendinitis –A randomised pilot trial study. International Journal of Current Research and Review, 3 (9). pp. 89-95. ISSN 0975-5241

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Deep transverse friction massage (DTFM) is a technique popularized by Dr. James Cyriax for pain and inflammation relief in musculoskeletal conditions. The study aimed to assess the efficacy of DTMF on treating patients with supraspinatus tendinitis (SST) of the shoulder joint. Methodology A total 20 participants‘ (n=20) were met the inclusion criteria and were randomly allocated into the study and the control group in this pilot trial. A Pretest and Posttest measurement of Visual Analog Scale and Active Pain free shoulder Range of Motion was documented before and after the trial , Study group underwent DTMF , Therapeutic ultrasound, shoulder stabilization and strengthening exercises, the Control group underwent therapeutic ultrasound , shoulder stabilization and strengthening exercise. Dependent ‘t‘ test was used to show the effectiveness of interventions between groups.The data were analysed using SPSS 16.0 version (SPSS Inc., Chicago, Illinois, USA)Results Both the groups showed the significant reduction in the intensity of pain and increase in Active pain free Range of Motion of the shoulder Joint. The obtained ‗t‘ value with independent ‗t‘ test shows the study group is effective than control group. Conclusion Our results showed improvements on pain severity, and ROM of the patients SST with DTMF, therapeutic ultrasound and exercise. This study concludes DTMF are the valuable components in the comprehensive rehabilitation of participants with SST of the shoulder joint.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Deep Transverse Friction Massage;Therapeutic ultrasound; Supraspinatus tendinitis;Visual Analog scale;Range of Motion.
Subjects: Allied Health > Bangalore Campus > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: MCON Library
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2012 07:01
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2012 07:10
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77284

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