Vol. 2, Issue 9 (2016)
A study on effectiveness of Diadynamic current with Vastus Medialis oblique training in Patellofemoral pain syndrome
Author(s): Dr. Senthil kumar S, Adhith KJ
Abstract: Background and Purpose: Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common knee disorder characterized by anterior or retro patellar pain associated with activities that load the patellofemoral joint. Diadynamic current and VMO training was effective treatment in patients with PFPS. Objective: To find out the effect of Diadynamic current and Vastus Medialis Oblique training to reducing pain and improving function in subjects with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Study Design: Experimental design Methods: 30 subjects with patellofemoral pain syndrome with age between 20-50 were recruited for the study and then randomly assigned to either one training group. 10 cm- Visual Analogue Scale of pain (VAS), Anterior Knee Pain Scale (AKPS) and Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) were the assessment tools used. The scores were measured before, after exercise training. Results: The values were statistically analyzed using paired ‘t’ test and independent ‘t’ test. There was statistically significant improvement both within the groups and in between the groups on all the 3 outcome measures. Group- A had greater improvement than Group-B. Conclusion: This study shows that Diadynamic current with VMO Training will be more beneficial effect in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome.