Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 10

Comparative Study of Grip Strength Assessment in Tennis Player with and without Shoulder Pain

Chetna Rajput*1, Shweta Pachpute2, Roopa Lokesh3 and MK Kishore4

1Lecturer, Akash Institute of Physiotherapy, Bangalore, India
2Professor, LSFPEF’s College of PT, Nigdi, Pune, India
3Principal and Professor, Akash Institute of PT, Bangalore, India
4Associate Professor, Dr. M.K. Kishore, Akash Institute of PT, Bangalore, India

*Corresponding Author: Chetna Rajput, Lecturer, Akash Institute of Physiotherapy, Bangalore, India.

Received: August 17, 2022; Published: September 19, 2022


Background: Tennis deals with chronic shoulder injuries and also grip strength is important for muscle function, injury prevention and performance. There is positive correlation between grip strength and shoulder musculature. Hence this study finds and compares grip strength in tennis players with shoulder pain and without shoulder pain.

Methodology: Ethical committee approval was taken. The subjects selected were in age group of 20-30yrs with experience of 2-5 years having chronic shoulder pain. 30 subjects were selected - 15 with shoulder pain and 15 without shoulder pain with mean age of was 23yrs with S.D.±3.6. With the help of Visual Analogue Scale the pain score was recorded. The testing position for grip strength assessment was taken using Jamar Hand Dynamometer according to American society of hand therapist. The participants seated with straight back with both feet flat on floor with the shoulder adducted and neutrally rotated. The elbow flexed at 90 degrees of flexion, the forearm in neutral, and the wrist between 0- and 30-degrees extension and 15 degrees ulnar deviation. The average of grip strength with pain and without pain was taken. The analysis of results was done and tabulated.

Results: The study found that mean VAS was 3.8 and mean grip strength in shoulder pain was 29.88 and without shoulder pain was 37.4.

Conclusion: This study found that there was decrease in grip strength in players with shoulder pain than players without pain.

Keywords: Grip Strength; Jamar Hand Dynamometer; Shoulder Pain


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Citation: Chetna Rajput., et al. “Comparative Study of Grip Strength Assessment in Tennis Player with and without Shoulder Pain".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.10 (2022): 52-55.


Copyright: © 2022 Chetna Rajput., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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