High Impact Exercise Training Versus Low Impact Exercise Training on Functional Outcome in Subjects with Knee Osteoarthritis: Experimental Study
Keywords:Exercise training, chronic OA, high impact, low impact
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
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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