Comparison between Surged Faradic Current and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) on Myofascial Trigger Points in Trapezius
Aim: To find out the effect of surged faradic current and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on myofascial trigger points in trapezius
Materials and Method: The study was conducted in clinically diagnosed subjects with myofascial trigger points present in trapezius with age group 18-25 years. Total 34 subjects were include in the study .They were randomly devided into the two groups each consisting of 17 subjects .Group A include the subjects who received Transcutaneous electrical stimulation and phonoporeis and Group B include the subjects who received surged faradic current and phonophoresis .Pre treatment outcome measures were visual analogue scale, Cervical range of motion and palpation of myofascial trigger points present in the trapezius. The specific protocol was given to the patients for 2 weeks for 4 days .At the end of the 2 weeks, past treatment outcome measures were performed for range of motion and pain. Paired T-test was used to analyse within the group statistical analysis and unpaired t test used for between the group statistical analysis and sees the result.
Result: Paired t-test was used to analyze the comparison between surged faradic current and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on mayofacial trigger points in trapezius. There result was extremely significant for group A and group B.
Between the group comparison the unpaired t-test was used to analyze group A and group B post treatment values and there was significant difference between outcome variables in VAS, ROM and Palpation .
Conclusion: From this conducted study it concluded that, patient who treated with surged faradic current and phonophoresis had significant improvement clinically and statistically and improved in Range of Motion (ROM), Visual analogue scale and showed reduction in myofascial trigger points with palpation. So, this study accepts the alternate hypothesis
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