International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023

Effect of IASTM vs MFR on IT band & Hamstring Flexibility and Pain in OA Knee Patients

Chintan M. Patel | Dr. Paras Bhura [3] | Dr. Camy Bhura [5]

Abstract: Background: OA is regarded a major public health problem, as it is reported by the world health organisation. It has multifactorial etiology and affects approximately and affects approximately 60% of individuals older than 50 years of age. OA is primarily a cartilage disease as it is characterized by the progressive loss of hyaline articular cartilage. Ultimately, the articular cartilage. OA can cause pain, stiffness, swelling, joint instability and muscle weakness, all of which can lead to impaired physical function and reduced quality of life. Hamstring flexibility is important to maintain full range of motion (ROM) of joint and musculoskeletal function while preventing damages. Iliotibial (IT) tract, or band, is a lateral thickening of the fascia lata that is composed of the distal fusion of the muscular fascia of the gluteus maximus and tensor fascia lata muscles. IASTM is a technique that involves using instruments to address musculoskeletal pathology - related impairments and help heal soft tissues. Myofascial release (MFR) is one of the commonly utilized manual techniques to facilitate the stretching of corresponding tissue continuously or enhance the extensibility of soft tissue through compression while restoring restricted fascia. Aim: Methodology: 44 patients were selected on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria. They were randomly allotted with 1: 1 to either group A & B, both the groups received IASTM + conventional therapy and MFR + conventional therapy. outcome measures were taken. Statistical Analysis & Result: Results of the study were analysed in terms of pain relief indicated by decrease in NPRS scores, increase in range of motion of knee joint using IASTM And MFR, reduction in disability and increase in HAMSTRIND &IT BAND Flexibility which was measured using Universal goniometer. The age of the participants in this study was from 40 to 60 years. Total 44 participants participated in the study that was randomly allocated to two groups. The mean age of participants in both groups is 51.2 and 52.3 years. Conclusion: The study concludes that IASTM have more beneficial effect compare to MFR On decreasing pain, increasing knee range of motion and improving IT band & hamstring muscle flexibility in patients with OA of Knee.

Keywords: OA Knee, MFR & IASTM

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,

Pages: 501 - 503

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