Effectiveness of Dry Needling on Upper Trapezitis Patient Compared to Ultrasound Therapy
Keywords:Upper trapezitis, Dry Needling, Ultrasound therapy, NPRS, CROM (Lateral flexion and rotation).
Background: This study was designed to inspect the effectiveness of Dry Needling on Upper Trapezitis patient
compared to Ultrasound Therapy
Purpose: To compare the effectiveness of dry needling on upper trapezitis patients compared to ultrasound
Materials and Methods: Fifty participants were divided into a couple of categories: Group A received dry
needling twice a week, while Group B received ultrasound therapy four times a week for two weeks. Stretching
and strengthening exercises were given to all groups. Participants were evaluated using the Pain Rating Scale
(NPRS), cervical lateral flexion range of motion, and cervical rotation range of motion at two intervals (before and
after treatment). Study period: November 2022 to April 2023
Result: According to the statistical evaluation, there was a significant within-group improvement for NPRS and
CROM (Lateral Flexion and Cervical Rotation) before and after therapy for both Groups A and B, with a p value of
0.0001. With a higher effectiveness for DRY NEEDLING in lowering discomfort and enhancing ROM, the betweengroup
evaluation is statistically significant with p<0.0001 for NPRS and p<0.0001 for CROM (lateral flexion and
Conclusion: Dry needling is more effective than ultrasound therapy in upper trapezitis
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