This paper is published in Volume-6, Issue-5, 2020
Area
Alternative Medicine - Naturopathy
Author
Sushmitha A., Geetha B. Shetty, Sujatha K. J., Prashanth Shetty
Org/Univ
SDM College of Naturopathy and Yogic Science, Ujire, Dakshina kannada district, Karnataka, India
Paper ID
V6I5-1376
Publisher
Keywords
Osteoarthritis of Knee, Hot Mustard, Wax.

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Sushmitha A., Geetha B. Shetty, Sujatha K. J., Prashanth Shetty. Effect of heat therapies on pain and disability in patients with Osteoarthritis of knee joint, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Sushmitha A., Geetha B. Shetty, Sujatha K. J., Prashanth Shetty (2020). Effect of heat therapies on pain and disability in patients with Osteoarthritis of knee joint. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 6(5) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Sushmitha A., Geetha B. Shetty, Sujatha K. J., Prashanth Shetty. "Effect of heat therapies on pain and disability in patients with Osteoarthritis of knee joint." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 6.5 (2020). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

Osteoarthritis (OA) of knee is most common form of arthritis and is a major cause of functional disability especially in elderly patients due to pain. Hot mustard and wax therapy are two modalities employed in management of pain. Aim: To compare the effect of hot mustard application and wax therapy on pain and disability in patients with osteoarthritis of knee. Methods and Material: The study adopts a comparative trial design. A total of sixty subjects of age 50-65 years were recruited . They were assigned to either group One ( hot mustard application) or group Two (wax therapy). Every subject were assessed for pain and disability at baseline and following ten days. Results: Pre and post data was analysed by Wilcoxon signed rank test which showed difference in VAS (P<0.00), WOMAC (P<0.00) in mustard group and VAS (P<0.00), WOMAC (P<0.00) in wax group respectively. The overall comparison between the groups was done by using Mann Whitney U test which showed decrease in VAS scale (P<0.007). Conclusions: The study result suggests that both hot mustard application and wax therapy could be considered in reducing pain
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