Prevalence of Upper Trapezius Myofasical Pain and Brasserie Groove Deformity Due to Tight Inner Wear in Women: The Co Relational Study
Keywords:Myofascial pain, upper trapezius, brasserie groove deformity and brasserie
Objective: To evaluate the effect of tight bra strap on upper trapezius and brasserie groove deformity due
to tight inner wear
Sample: A total number of 100 women aged 20-40 years were randomly recruited from rural area as well
as from urban area
Design: Correlational and observational study
Method:100 subjects fulfilling selection criteria participated in the study. All of them were told about the
procedure of study. All their queries were answered satisfactorily and informed consent was taken from
them. They were asked to fill these questionnaires which consists of 32 items. Participants were asked
to state their bra size immediately after completion of the questionnaire (i.e. reported bra size) and then
measure their bra size by tape method. Brasserie groove deformity is checked by palpation and observation
of taught muscle band. The participants were selected for the inclusion and exclusion criteria of the study.
The patient consent was taken to be comfortable and relaxed.
Conclusion: Study suggests the there is highly positive correlation between measured breast size and
trapezius myofascial pain as with increase in bra size, trapezius myofascial pain also increases, and the
positive correlation of measured bra size and VAS scale .