TO STUDY THE EFFECT OF RUSSIAN CURRENT ON SHOULDER PAIN AND FUNCTION IN CHRONIC HEMIPLEGIC PATIENT

Vikas ., Dr. Shefali Kapoor, Dr. Neha .

Abstract


Objective: - This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of Russian current on shoulder pain and function in chronic hemiplegic patient.

 Methods: - A experimental study was done with 30 patients divided in to two groups. Patient in group A (control group) and group B (experimental group) were assessed and informed consent were taken. Patient in group A were given 20 minutes conventional exercise therapy and in group B were given Russian current stimulation in addition of conventional exercise therapy program. Treatment was given for three times a week for 4 weeks. Data were collected by means of Visual Analogue Scale for pain and Upper Extremity Functional Index for shoulder function.

Result: - After completion of 4 weeks treatment the post treatment mean values for VAS between group A and group B was 2.80±0.941 SD, 1.87±0.915 SD, respectively. And post treatment mean values for UEFI between group A and group B was 44.87±5.462 SD, 50.33±5.839 SD respectively.  

Conclusion: - Russian current stimulation along with conventional exercise therapy showed improvement in shoulder function and reduction of shoulder pain in chronic hemiplegic patient.


Keywords


shoulder pain, post stroke, hemiplegia, russian current, physical therapy, shoulder function.

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