Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2019)
Effect of Pilates on osteoarthritis of Knee
Author(s): Madhura Jadhav1*, Dr. Keerthi Rao
Abstract: Background: Osteoarthritis, commonly known as wear-and-tear arthritis, is a condition in which the natural cushioning between joint-cartilage wears away. Knee joint osteoarthritis is the most common of all. The main clinical features are pain, stiffness and restrictions in functional activity. Mostly women are affected than men. Pilates exercise is a mind body fitness program and mainly it concentrates on core muscle stabilization. So the study is carried out using the Pilates Exercise technique to know its effects on patients having knee osteoarthritis. Objective: The study is undertaken to see the effectiveness of pilates exercise on patients having knee osteoarthritis. Methodology: The study included 30 participants having osteoarthritis knee, intervention period was of 4 weeks. The exercises were explained to all the patients and pre and post treatment WOMAC scoring was taken Outcome measures: WOMAC osteoarthritis index. Results: The result shows the difference in WOMAC scoring pre and post treatment. Pre WOMAC scoring was 29.06666667 and post treatment the WOMAC scoring decreased to 17.03448276. Conclusion: The present study concluded that Pilates exercise was very effective on patients having osteoarthritis knee.