A Study on Effectiveness of Low Level Laser Therapy and Mcconnell Taping in Subjects with Infrapatellar Bursistis


Authors : T Hemalatha; R madhumathi; Dr. S. Senthil Kumar

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 10 - October

Google Scholar : https://goo.gl/DF9R4u

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 Background : Infrapaetallar bursa, is located just below the kneecap to essentially reduce the friction between structures such as muscle,tendon, and skin to slide over bony surface without catching, during the weight bearing activity. Infrapatellar bursistis is one the common bursistis seen in the knee joint due to repitive strain and irritation to the patella tendon, often from jumping activities. This condition mainly interferes with daily activites like walking, and long standing.  Aim: To find out the combined therapeutic effects of low level laser therapy and MCconnell taping in improving pain reduction and range of motion (functional activity) in subjects with Infrapatellar bursistis.  Methodology: A Convenient sample of subjects with Infrapatellar bursistis was taken from Saveetha medical collage and hospital and the subjects were divided into two groups, Group-1(control group)who were diagnosed with Infrapatellar bursistis and were subjected to ultrasonic therapy for 15 minutes along with MCconnell taping, Group-2(Experimental group) who were diagnosed with Infrapatellar bursistis and were subjected to low level laser therapy for 15 minutes along with MCconnell taping to reduce the pain more effectively. Post-test NPRS were taken and documented for statistical analysis.  Outcome measures: Numerical pain rating scale for knee pain.  Results: Statistical analaysis was done to identify the difference between pre and post test measurements by paired t-test analysis. The two- tailed p- value is less than0.0001 by this difference it is considered to be statistically significant.  Conclusion: The combination of low level laser therapy and along with MCconnell taping was effective in pain reduction in subjects with Infrapatellar bursistis.

Keywords : Knee Bursitis, NPRS, Low Level Laser Therapy,MC Connell Taping.

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