The Effectiveness of Eccentric Exercise Training on Pain and Disability in Supraspinatus Tendinopathy in Adjunct to Conventional Physical Therapy: A Quasi-Experimental Study

Authors : Bijish K Bhaskaran; S Pasupathy; Dr. Mammen Thomas; S Pasupathy; Nincy Thomas

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 4 - April

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The management of tendinopathy with painful eccentric exercise training demonstrates good clinical results in patients with chronic Achilles tendinosis and Patellar tendonitis. The pain mechanism in Supraspinatus Tendinopathy (ST) have not been scientifically clarified, but the histo-pathological changes found in the supraspinatus tendon showed similarities with the findings of Achilles tendinosis.  Aims: To find the effectiveness of Eccentric Exercise Training on pain and disability in Supraspinatus Tendinopathy when given in adjunct to Conventional Physical Therapy.  Methods: Sixty subjects (Age 20-40 years) were selected from the population by purposive sampling technique who were attending the physiotherapy department with right shoulder pain and met all the criteria. 30 subjects allotted to Group A, were given Conventional Physical Therapy for 6 days per week for four weeks and 30 subjects allotted to Group B, were given Eccentric Exercise Training, with 3 sets of 15 repetitions, twice a day, 6 days per week, for four weeks, adjunct to Conventional Physical Therapy. VAS and SPADI were the tools to evaluate pain and disability

Keywords : Shoulder; Supraspinatus Tendinopathy; Pain; Eccentric Exercise Training


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