To Compare the Effect of Ischemic Compression versus Dynamic Stretching Exercises on Pain in Subjects with Upper Trapezitis
Keywords:Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), upper trapezitis, Visual Analog Scale (VAS), Cervical Range of Motion (CROM).
Background: The most prevalent musculoskeletal ailment is trapezitis, which primarily affects the upper trapezius
muscle due to overuse or strain.
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to find out the effect of ischemic compression and dynamic stretching
exercises on pain in subjects with upper trapezitis.
Materials and Methods: A total of 40 subjects were chosen from Neha Clinic and assigned to two groups, namely
the ischemic compression group along with Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) (n=20) and the
dynamic stretching exercises group along with TENS (n=20), based on inclusion and exclusion criteria. Visual
analog scale (VAS) and cervical range of motion (CROM) were used as outcome measures. The entire process was
performed from November 2022 to April 2023.
Result: The mean value of ischemic compression at the post-test was found to be higher than the mean value of
dynamic stretching exercises, with a p-value of less than 0.0001
Conclusion: The findings of this study suggest that ischemic compression is more effective than dynamic stretching
exercises in reducing pain associated with upper trapezitis.
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