Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 10

“Effect of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation on Pain and Function in Patients with Osteoarthritis of Knee”

Rucha Choudhari, Samya Patel, Trupti Siddapur* and Tushar Palekar

Neuro-Physiotherapy, Dr.D. Y Patil Vidyapeeth, India

*Corresponding Author: Trupti Siddapur, Neuro-Physiotherapy, Dr.D. Y Patil Vidyapeeth, India.

Received: August 04, 2022; Published: September 30, 2022


Background: Osteoarthritis of the knee is considered a major public health problem with impaired functions that reduces quality of life owing to musculoskeletal pain and disability and muscle weakness. Thus, effective modality for pain relief and also muscle strengthening is needed. To reduce such effects, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation can be used. Thus the aim of the study is to find out the effect of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation on pain and function in patients with Osteoarthritis of knee.

Materials and Methods: 30 individuals between the age group of 55-70 years diagnosed with osteoarthritis of knee were included in the study. Pain and functional activities of the participants were assessed using Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) and Knee Injury and Osteoartritis Outcome Score (KOOS) on the first day and last day. Subjects received Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) of lower limb along with conventional physiotherapy treatment for two weeks.

Results: The results showed highly significant difference in the NPRS as well as KOOS scores (P < 0.001) pre and post treatment.

Conclusion: The study concluded PNF can be considered as an adjunct therapy to conventional treatment for individuals with knee Osteoarthritis.

Keywords: Knee Joint; NPRS; KOOS Scale


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Citation: Trupti Siddapur., et al. ““Effect of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation on Pain and Function in Patients with Osteoarthritis of Knee”". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.10 (2022): 172-177.


Copyright: © 2022 Trupti Siddapur., 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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