Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2017)
Comparison between Effect of Massage and Mud Pack Therapy on Knee Osteoarthritis
Author(s): Komal Katariya, Dr. Keerthi Rao, Roopa Kamthe, Rashmi Chaudhari, Neha Raorane, Shubhangi Gattani, Shiwani Redij
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of joint disease and knee is one of the most commonly affected joint. The less popular form of treatment, mudpack is not much used in treatment of OA Knee.
Materials and Method: Thirty participants with OA knee were included in the study and were divided into two groups. Group A was given massage for 15 minutes to the knee joint, 5 days/week for 3 weeks, manual traction in high sitting position for 30 seconds and 10 seconds rest period. Repeated 4 times, for 2 minutes of traction mobilization. Group B was treated with mudpack therapy applied to affected knee joint for 15 minutes over knee joint and manual traction as explained above. NPRS scale was used to measure the intensity of pain.
Results: Individual treatment was effective and on comparison between two groups there was no significant difference in treatment.