IJPR.2017.151

Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 3 (June 2017)

Page No.: 2101-2107

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2017.151

SPRAY STRETCH TECHNIQUE VERSUS PROGRESSIVE PRESSURE RELEASE ON TRATMENT OF MYOFACIAL PAIN TRIGGER POINT: RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

Doaa Ibrahim Amin.

Basic Science Department, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Egypt.

Corresponding Author: Doaa I. Amin, PhD, PT, Lecturer of Physical Therapy Basic Science Department, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Egypt. Cellular Phone: +201004819993 E-Mail: mostafahosam804@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

Background: Myofascial trigger points are extremely common and become a distressing part of nearly everyone’s life at one time and another. The pain of myofascial trigger points can devastate the quality of life.

Materials and Methods: Thirty participants with acute myofascial trigger points of upper fibre of trapezius were assigned randomly to one of the two study groups: Group (A) 14 participants received spray and stretch technique .Group (B) 16 participants received progressive pressure release technique. Pressure algometer and neck disability index were measured pre and post the intervention period.

Results: Unpaired t- test assesses pain threshold and individuals daily activities pain between the two groups for post intervention values. There was significant difference between Group A and Group B in the post values of pain threshold and individuals daily activities pain. There was a significant increase in pain threshold in group (B) than Group A, and there was significant decrease in individual’s activities pain in group A than group B.

Conclusion: Our results show that spray and stretch technique applied after progressive pressure release technique decreases pain should be follow by an increase in the functional activities.

Key words: Spray and Stretch technique, Progressive pressure release technique, Active myofascial trigger points, Pressure algometer, Neck disability index.

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Cite this article: Doaa Ibrahim Amin. SPRAY STRETCH TECHNIQUE VERSUS PROGRESSIVE PRESSURE RELEASE ON TRATMENT OF MYOFACIAL PAIN TRIGGER POINT: RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL . Int J Physiother Res 2017;5(3):2101-2107. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2017.151
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