Comparative Study on Russian Current Stimulation Versus Faradic Current in Pain and Functional Outcome in Osteoarthritis Knee

Authors

  • Janani Aishwarya B
  • Kotteeswaran K

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/2t5ts284

Keywords:

Russian current stimulation, OA knee, KOOS scale, Faradic current.

Abstract

Background: This study was designed to inspect the effectiveness of a comparative study on Russian Current
Stimulation versus Faradic Current in pain and functional outcome in osteoarthritis knee. Russian current is the
most commonly used electrical stimulation to improve muscle strength. Faradic current is effective in treating
muscle spasms caused by inflammation and in lowering pain
Purpose: To compare the effectiveness of Russian current stimulation versus Faradic current using the KOOS
scale.
Materials and Methods: This experimental study has been conducted from November 2022 to April 2023.A total
of 196 adults were collected from APR physiotherapy center with OA knee have been selected using the inclusion
and exclusion criteria. They have been split into 2 groups Group A (n=98) and Group B (n=98) were assigned.
Group A got Russian current stimulation, whereas Group B received Faradic current and the KOOS scale was used
to evaluate the subjects. The treatments were given for 5 sessions per week and continued for 4 weeks.
Results: The mean value of Russian current at the post-test was found to be higher than the mean value of Faradic
current with a p-value of <0.0001.
Conclusion: The result suggests that Russian current stimulation shows a significant effect in reducing pain in the
OA knee when compared to Faradic current.

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Author Biographies

  • Janani Aishwarya B

    Undergraduate, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Kotteeswaran K

    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

Comparative Study on Russian Current Stimulation Versus Faradic Current in Pain and Functional Outcome in Osteoarthritis Knee. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 540-546. https://doi.org/10.37506/2t5ts284