Effects of Isometric Training Vs Aerobic Exercise Program along with Ultrasound for Osteoarthritis of Knee
Keywords:Osteoarthritis, Ultrasound, Aerobic exercise, Isometric training.
Background: Knee osteoarthritis (OA), commonly known as degenerative joint disease, is frequently brought
on by wear-and-tear and articular cartilage loss that occurs over time. It comes in two categories: primary and
secondary, and it most frequently affects the elderly. Articular degeneration caused by primary osteoarthritis has
no discernible underlying etiology.
Purpose: To compare the effectiveness of isometric training and aerobic exercise programs along with ultrasound
for OA knee patients.
Materials Required: 52 subjects were selected from the prem physiotherapy clinic according to inclusion and
exclusion criteria during the period of November 2022 to July 2023. They were divided into two categories: Group
A(n=26) and Group B(n=26).The pre and post-test values were measured by Numeric pain rating scale (NPRS)
and WOMAC questionnaire. Group A received conventional treatment that is isometric training along with
ultrasound and Group B received aerobic exercise along with ultrasound. Both training programs were given for
4 weeks, weekly 5 days.
Results: A statistically important distinction <0.0001 between groups A and B was found via statistical analysis of
information that was quantitative.
Conclusion: Isometric training along with ultrasound of group A were proven to be more successful than group
B aerobic exercise along with ultrasound in reducing pain.
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