effect of hip abductors strengthening exercise on knee pain and
function in people with knee osteoarthritis
Sadhana Verma1, Shagun
Department, Saai College of Medical Science and Technology, Kanpur,
Department of IAMR, Ghaziabad, India
This research is a step put forth for the further progression in this
field, to find out the effectiveness of hip abductor muscles
strengthening exercises along with the quadriceps exercises, in
reducing knee pain and improving the functional performance of knee
joint in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Method. 30 subjects with knee osteoarthritis were divided into two
groups randomly. Group A was provided with general quadriceps
strengthening exercises along with short wave diathermy. While Group B
was provided with quadriceps strengthening and hip abductors
strengthening exercises in conjunction with SWD. Then both the groups
were tested by using the following four scales: 11 Point Numeric Rating
Scale, WOMAC Scale, Step Test and Timed Up and Go Test.
providing the physiotherapy management to the patients both the groups
showed significant improvement in all the four scales, 11 Point Numeric
Rating Scale, WOMAC Scale, Step test and Timed Up and Go Test. But the
group with hip abductor strengthening showed greater improvement than
the other group.
exercises, musculoskeletal pain, physical disability