International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017 | Rating: 6.7 / 10


Effect of Hip Abductors and Lateral Rotators Strengthening in Patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Nishita Darji [2] | Viral Chitara [2]


Abstract: Background Patellofemoral pain syndrome affects active and non-active persons. Incidence rate of 7 % to 10 % have been reported in young male and young female respectively. Objective To study the effect of Hip Abductors and Lateral Rotators Strengthening along with conventional exercise, as compared to conventional exercise alone, on pain and functional activity in subjects with Patellofemoral pain syndrome. Materials and Method 30 participants were taken in study. They were randomly divided into 2 groups.15 participants in each group were treated for period of 4 weeks, 6 days a week, once daily. Group A underwent Hip abductors and Lateral rotators strengthening along with conventional exercise. Group B underwent conventional exercise. Outcome measures were recorded in the form of VAS and KUJALA SCORE. Results Results showed that there was significant improvement in VAS, KUJALA in Group A as compared to Group B. Conclusion Hip abductors and Lateral rotators strengthening along with conventional exercise is more effective than only conventional exercise in patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.


Keywords: Patellofemoral pain syndrome, Patella, hip muscle strengthening


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 6, June 2017,


Pages: 2331 - 2336



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