Comparative Study Of Dry Needling V/S Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation In The Treatment Of Hamstring Strain In Football Players
Electrical Nerve Stimulation In The Treatment Of Hamstring Strain In Football Players
Keywords:Dry Needling (Dn), Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (Tens),Hamstring
Background: Myofascial pain syndrome is defined as sensory, motor and autonomic symptoms that are caused trigger points (MTrP). It is defined as a hyperirritable spot in skeletal muscle, which is associated with hypersensitive palpable nodule in a taut band. Objectives: Present study was undertaken to add on to available treatment methods for myofascial Trigger points and to find out the effectiveness of dry needling and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) therapy for treating myofascial trigger point. Material And Methods: In this study, 32 participants were recruited based on inclusion and exclusion criteria. Dry Needling and TENS therapy was administered to them for a period of 2 weeks, 6 sessions in 2 weeks. Pre and post assessment were taken using following outcome measures- Pain Pressure Threshold, Numerical Pain Rating Scale (NPRS), Functional Assessment Scale for Acute Hamstring Injuries (FASH) Result: There was significant decrease in Pain due to hamstring injury on NPRS, agility score and increase in Pain Pressure threshold in patients which is suggestive of decrease in pain and improve functional independency. The outcome of Pressure Algometer, Agility score and NPRS were statistically analyzed. It was found to be effective with significant P value<0.000. Conclusion: Statistically both Dry Needling and TENS are competent enough to alleviate pain but clinically TENS having better response in pain depletion and in increase in functional independency compared to Dry Needling. [Palekar P Natl J Integr Res Med, 2022; 13(2): 01-05, Published on Dated:10/05/2022]
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