“Comparative Study Of Postural Taping And Cryotherapy Along With Exercises In Jumper’s Knee In Recreational Volleyball Players”
Background: - In jumper’s knee the athletes complain of anterior knee pain most commonly happens in the jumping athlete. Jumping athletes repetitively load the extensor tendon apparatus during take off and landing and functional overload that cause to patellar tendinopathy. History, Palpation, and observation can be used to reproduce the symptoms and diagnose the same. The treatment of the jumper’s knee includes rest, ice, electrotherapeutic modalities, massage, taping, anti-inflammatory medications.
Aims and Objectives:- To study and compare the effect of Postural Taping and Cryotherapy along with Exercise on Recreational Volleyball Players.
Methods: Volleyball Players with Jumper’s knee were allotted in two groups. A and B by simple random sampling with Chit method. Group A -21 players were treated by Postural taping (Kinesiology Taping) along with Exercise (Squats and Lunges) before going on the field and in group B -21 players were treated by Cryotherapy along with Exercise (Squats and Lunges) before going on the field. Both the group received Treatment for 3 week and 7 session (Day 15) was followed. Both the group received exercise for 15 repetition and 3 sets each. Group B received cryotherapy for 15 minutes along with Exercise (Squats and Lunges). Both the group were assessed by on the basis of history, on observation and on palpation. Pain was assessed by NPRS and Range was taken by goniometer and Visa-P Questionnaire was told to fill prior going on the field and after the treatment.
Results: Patient reported that immediately reduction of pain, increase range of motion in Postural taping Group a compare to Cryotherapy Group.
Conclusion: It can be concluded statistically both Postural taping and Cryotherapy along with Exercises shows reduction in pain, increase range of motion and increase in Visa-P Questionnaire but clinically Postural taping along with Exercise shows more reduction in pain, increase range of motion and increase in Visa-P Questionnaire compare to Cryotherapy along with Exercise.