International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2019)

Comparision of stretching vs myofascial release on Iliotibial band syndrome in state level runners


Dr. Pournima Pawar, Dr. Ujwal Yeole, Pushkar Pote

Background: Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is the most common cause of lateral knee pain in runners.Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) has a. incidence as high as 12% of all running-related overuse injuries.It is an overuse injury that results from repetitive friction of the iliotibial band over lateral femoral epicondyle, with biomechanical studies demonstrating a maximal zone of impingement at approximately 30 degrees of knee flexion. The aim of the study was to compare the effect of Stretching and Myofascial Release on Iliotibial Band and find out the most effective treatment on Iliotibial Band syndrome (ITBS). Method: 30 runners were randomly selected for a 2 weeks treatment program. We assessed the pain using Numerical Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) and lower limb disability using Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS). Score was recorded by scales before and after treatment. Results: Stretching was more effective than Myofascial Release on Iliotibial Band Syndrome in state level Runners. There was significant decrease in pain (6.13±1.50, 3.20±1.52, p=<0.0001), and increase in lower limb functional ability (64.80±1.50, 30.66±13.06, p=<0.0001) compared to Myofascial Release. Conclusion: Stretching demonstrated beneficial effect on Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) in State level Runners.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Pournima Pawar, Dr. Ujwal Yeole, Pushkar Pote. Comparision of stretching vs myofascial release on Iliotibial band syndrome in state level runners. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 4, Issue 2, 2019, Pages 87-89
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