Comparing Microcurrent Therapy Versus Ultrasound Therapy for Subjects with Chronic Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunctions

Authors

  • Praison Cherub V.P
  • Kamalakannan M
  • Ramana K
  • Anitha A

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/nhstrd48

Keywords:

Microcurrent Therapy, Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, McGill pain questionnaire, Ultrasound therapy.

Abstract

Background: This study was designed to compare the effectiveness of Microcurrent therapy versus Ultrasound
therapy in subjects with Chronic Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunctions.
Purpose: To compare the effectiveness of Microcurrent therapy versus Ultrasound therapy using the McGill Pain
Questionnaire.
Materials and Methods: This experimental study has been conducted from November 2022 to April 2023. A total
of 24 adults with Chronic Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunctions have been selected using the inclusion and
exclusion criteria. They have been split into 2 groups Group A (n=12) and Group B (n=12) were assigned. Group
A got Microcurrent therapy, whereas Group B received Ultrasound therapy. The McGill Pain Questionnaire was
used to evaluate the subjects.
Results: The mean value of Microcurrent therapy at the post-test was found to be higher than the mean value of
Ultrasound therapy with a p-value of <0.0001.
Conclusion: The result suggests that Microcurrent therapy shows a significant effect in reducing pain in Chronic
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunctions when compared to Ultrasound therapy.

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Author Biographies

  • Praison Cherub V.P

    Undergraduate, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical & Technical Sciences, Thandalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu,India.

  • Kamalakannan M

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

  • Ramana K

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

  • Anitha A

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

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Comparing Microcurrent Therapy Versus Ultrasound Therapy for Subjects with Chronic Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunctions. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 707-712. https://doi.org/10.37506/nhstrd48