Immediate Effect of Myofascial Release Along with Muscle Energy Technique on Range of Motion and Pain in Patients with Shoulder Impingement Syndrome - An Experimental Study

Published: 8 December 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/7dsyxny4fd.1
Jaywant Nagulkar, Mukesh Shinde, Pradnya Mahajan


Aim: The aim of our study was to investigate the effectiveness of a single session of Myofascial release technique (MFR) along with Muscle Energy Technique (MET) on Range of Motion (ROM) and pain in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome. Background: “Shoulder Impingement Syndrome (SIS) is a generic term for injuries to structures in the sub-acromial space, often attributed to anatomical abnormalities involving the coracoacromial arch or humeral head. The term ‘impingement syndrome’ describes a cluster of signs and symptoms, typically including pain during overhead reaching, discomfort in the midrange of arm elevation, and positive provocation tests. Impingement is classified into two groups: intrinsic and extrinsic, with extrinsic further classified as primary, secondary, and internal.” Methodology: An experimental study was conducted which included 30 subjects with shoulder impingement. The subjects were divided into experimental who received MFR along with muscle energy technique &control group who received conventional physiotherapy using lottery method. The pre-post evaluation of pain using VAS, Range of motion was conducted. After that statistical analysis was conducted for intra & inter group comparison using paired & unpaired test respectively Results: The results indicated that myofascial release technique along with the muscle energy technique was more effective in improving range of motion in experimental group as compared to control group (P < 0.05). Conclusion: This study concluded that a single session of myofascial release technique along with muscle energy technique showed immediate improvement in the glenohumeral abduction and external rotation ROM.



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