High Impact Exercise Training Versus Low Impact Exercise Training on Functional Outcome in Subjects with Knee Osteoarthritis: Experimental Study

Authors

  • Rithika A
  • Anitha A
  • Ramana. K
  • Kamalakkanan M

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/grp4qb98

Keywords:

Exercise training, chronic OA, high impact, low impact

Abstract

Background: Exercise or physical exercise is suggested for subjects with arthritic knee to improve their pain and
functional condition. These therapies, whose success is dependent on a few components, are commonly ignored.
Therefore, the proper intensity or load needs to be specified. Depending on the therapy aim exercise intensity
might be high or low.
Purpose: This study aims to modulate the patient’s pain and the secondary outcome was to improve functionality
by evaluating high-impact exercise training with low-impact exercise training in subjects with symptomatic knee
OA.
Materials and Methods: Subjects with OA Knee were selected based on selection criteria. All subjects were assigned
to either of the groups; high-impact exercise and low-impact exercise by odd even randomization method. The
pre-test values for pain and functional outcome are taken using NPRS and WOMAC questionnaire and the same
were recorded for post-test after 8 weeks of intervention. The entire process was performed from November 2022
to March 2023.
Result: The statistical analysis reveals a lowering in the pain intensity and notable enhancement in functionality
on high-impact exercise training when compared with low-impact exercise training in subjects with arthritic knee.
Conclusion: The study’s findings indicate that high-impact exercise training affects subjects with knee osteoarthritis
by decreasing pain and improving function.

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Author Biographies

  • Rithika A

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

  • Anitha A

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

  • Ramana. K

    Assistant Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Kamalakkanan M

    Associate 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

High Impact Exercise Training Versus Low Impact Exercise Training on Functional Outcome in Subjects with Knee Osteoarthritis: Experimental Study. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 767-771. https://doi.org/10.37506/grp4qb98