International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024


Effect of Suryanamskar v/s Gym Ball Exercises with K-Taping on Pain & Symptoms in Primary Dysmennorrhea: A Comparative Study

Tejaswini J | Dr. Neha Kulkarni


Abstract: Background: Primary Dysmenorrhea (PD) is a common gynaecological condition which causes abdominal discomfort and pain during or/and before starting menstrual cycle. The pain and discomfort in PD causes uterine contractions and pain. Suryanamskar and swiss ball exercises along with K-tape given in two groups. (n=32) in each group respectively. As there are less evidences based on gym ball exercises and suryanamskar combined with Kinesio Tape so, need of study arises. Methods: A comparative study was done in which 64 samples were randomly selected with moderate to severe Primary Dysmenorrhea. Group A (n=32) was given Suryanamskar along with K tape and group B (n=32) was given Swiss ball exercises along with K tape. For both groups intervention was given for 45 min including warm-up followed by exercises and stretching. Intervention was given for two months thrice in a week. Pain related to PD was measured through McGill pain questionnaire and Symptoms were measured through Menstrual Symptoms Questionnaire. Result: Study shows reduction in pain in both groups (Group A- P<0.0001; Group B- p<0.0001) immediately post the application of K tape on NPRS. There was significant reduction in pain as well as improvement in symptoms related to PD in both the groups: after the 1st and 2nd cycle and also showed carry over effect. After comparison between Group A and Group B, both the groups showed similar effect on pain and symptoms. Conclusion: Study shows significant reduction in pain and improvement in symptoms in primary dysmenorrhea post cycle 1, post cycle2, and also in carryover effect.


Keywords: Primary dysmenorrhea, Suryanamskar, Swiss ball exercises, carry over effect


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,


Pages: 304 - 309


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