International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Comparative Studies | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017 | Rating: 6.9 / 10


Effect of Surged Faradic Current on Myofascial Trigger Point of Upper Trapezius Muscle as Compared with Manual Pressure Release

Kshama. S. Shetty | A. Joseph Oliver Raj


Abstract: BACKGROUND Myofascial trigger points (MTrps) are present in most of the musculoskeletal conditions and mostly seen in upper trapezius muscle due to sustained activity in incorrect posture. This study is intended to compare the effectiveness of Surged faradic current and manual pressure release in MTrps in upper trapezius muscle. METHODS Forty patients with upper trapezius MTrps were conveniently assigned into two groups by simple random sampling. Group A was treated with surged faradic current, manual pressure release and sham ultrasound, Group B was treated with manual pressure release and sham ultrasound for 7 days. Pain Intensity and active cervical movement (lateral flexion and side rotation to the unaffected side) were taken at 1st and 7th day of treatment programme and were evaluated by using Numerical Pain Rating Scale and universal goniometer. RESULT AND CONCLUSION Both Group A and Group B were effective within groups comparison as p value < 0.05 for pain intensity and active cervical movement. When between groups comparison was done, there were statistically no significant differences found. Surged faradic current and manual pressure release have got beneficial effect in reducing the pain intensity and increasing the range of motion in patients with Mtrps in upper trapezius.


Keywords: Myofascial Trigger Point, Surged faradic current, Active cervical movement, Numerical Pain Rating Scale


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 3, March 2017,


Pages: 2304 - 2307


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