Effectiveness of Balance Training and Strengthening Exercise on Pain and Functional Performance among the Athletes with Ankle Sprain

Authors

  • Nivetha D
  • Muthukumaran Jothilingam
  • Preethi G

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/89wrgd10

Keywords:

Ankle sprain, VAS, FAAM, Ultrasound, Strengthening exercise, Balance training.

Abstract

Background:. Ankle sprain happens more regularly in the athletic population. It results from the straining of ankle
ligaments or collagen which produces the partial or full disruption of the ligaments fibers. Ankle injuries most
commonly occur in the climbing of the wall ,indoor volleyball and events that occur in the grassland. This study
was designed to inspect the effectiveness of balance training and strengthening exercise among the athletes with
ankle sprain.
Purpose: To compare the effectiveness of balance training and strengthening exercise on pain and functional
performance among the athletes with ankle sprain.
Materials and Methods: Total of 50 participants were selected according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria from the
ortho speciality Neha clinic. The participants were treated for four weeks. The study duration from October 2022 to july 2023.
Subjects willing to participate were randomly allocated into two groups: balance training group and strengthening exercise
group. All the subjects underwent pretest measurement with VAS, FAAM and the same procedure repeated for post-test at the
end of 4 weeks.
Results: The collected data was statistically analyzed using an unpaired t-test. When comparing the balance training group to
the strengthening exercise group, the balance training group indicates more significant effects (p<0.0001) than the strengthening
exercise in lowering pain and improving the functional performance, as assessed by VAS and FAAM.
Conclusion: Balance training was found to be more effective than strengthening exercise in reducing pain and
improving functional performance among athletes with ankle sprain.

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Author Biographies

  • Nivetha D

    Undergraduate, Saveetha college of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Muthukumaran Jothilingam

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

  • Preethi G

    Tutor, 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

Effectiveness of Balance Training and Strengthening Exercise on Pain and Functional Performance among the Athletes with Ankle Sprain. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 674-679. https://doi.org/10.37506/89wrgd10