The effect of physiotherapy on pain improvement in patients with early knee osteoarthritis at RSU UKI
Wendy Hendrika, Ardhana Reswari
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease related to joint cartridge damage. Several OA risk factors are age, sex, race, genetics, obesity and metabolism disease, joint injury occupation and sports, growth disorders, and other factors. The modality generally used to reduce pain, joint tension, and fighting muscle atrophy in knee OA is completing several physiotherapies.One objective study case research by using purposive sampling and conducting an interview with knee OA patients. The T-test evaluation result of the physiotherapy influence to pain reduction in osteoarthritis found that there is before (33,5) and after (22,00) mean decrease with deviation standard before (6,704) and after (3,258) the therapy.Thus, physiotherapy influenced towards reducing pain osteoarthritis.