A Study to Analyse the Effectiveness of Capacitive Resistive Diathermy on Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Among Adult Population

Authors

  • Keerthana Sri L B
  • Anitha A
  • Kamalakannan M
  • Ramana K

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/6yvmkk05

Keywords:

Capacitive-Resistive diathermy, KUJALA patellofemoral scale, vastus medialis coordination test, Clarke’s patellar grind test.

Abstract

Background: Many factors might lead to the development of patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), a prevalent
cause of anterior knee discomfort. Overuse from intense athletics or training, as well as issues with the alignment
of the kneecap, are frequently important contributors.
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to analyse the effectiveness of capacitive resistive diathermy on patellofemoral
pain syndrome among the adult population.
Methodology: Fifty subjects were based on inclusion and exclusion standards. The study’s safety measures, risk
considerations, and methodology were disclosed to the participants. The participants were all chosen using a
practical sampling approach. The subjects were tested with Clarke’s grind test and Vastus medialis coordination
test and the treatment given to the patient is TECAR therapy for the duration of 15 minutes each day regularly
for a period of 10 days under RET mode with the intensity of temperature according to patients sensitivity and
tolerance.
Results: The subjects who received TECAR therapy were significantly improved, the pain was much more reduced
with the p value of <0.001
Conclusion: This study concluded that TECAR therapy was effective in subjects with patellofemoral pain
syndrome.

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Author Biographies

  • Keerthana Sri L B

    Postgraduate Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Anitha A

    Associate Professor Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Kamalakannan M

    Associate Professor Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Ramana K

    Assistant Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

A Study to Analyse the Effectiveness of Capacitive Resistive Diathermy on Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Among Adult Population. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 38-43. https://doi.org/10.37506/6yvmkk05