Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: December | Volume: 7 | Issue: 12 | Pages: 91-98
High Resistance Verses Low Resistance Training on Pain in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis
Garishma.H.Gajwani1, Pradeep Borkar2
1Intern, 2Assistant Professor, Late Shree Fakirbhai Pansare Education Foundation and College of Physiotherapy, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Corresponding Author: Garishma.H.Gajwani
Aim: “To compare the effects of high resistance training and low resistance training on pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis.”
Objective : To study the effects of High resistance training on pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis, To study the effects of Low resistance training on pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis & to compare the effects of high resistance training and low resistance training on pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Procedure: 38 subjects were collected according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Among which 5 subjects were excluded according to the exclusion criteria.2 subjects were not co-operative and 1 subject was not regular for the treatment. So 30 subjects underwent the physiotherapy intervention .Written consent were taken from the respected subjects for study. Participants were divided into Group A and group B by purposive convenient sampling technique for 6 weeks. Group Received low resistance exercise training and Group B received high resistance exercise training. Each group received 40 minutes individual training sessions 4 times a week. Numerical pain rating scale score was the outcome measure taken before and after the treatment protocol. Statistical test used for analysis were: One way Annova test and unpaired t-test.
Result: After 6 weeks, Group A showed more improvement in reduction of pain (p value<0.0001) considered extremely significant than Group B.
Key words: Osteoarthritis, high resistance training, low resistance training, numerical pain rating scale, and weight cuffs.