Effect of 4-week compound treatment protocol on chronic tendonitis of shoulder’s rotator cuff muscles
Trauma Monthly: October 31, 2010, 15 (3); e93431
January 31, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
May 12, 2019
January 31, 2010
H. Effect of 4-week compound treatment protocol on chronic tendonitis of shoulder’s rotator cuff muscles,
Aims: Over exercise is the most frequent cause of chronic shoulder pain and rotator cuff muscles chronic tendonitis is the most frequent problem among professional athletes. The purpose of this study was to review the effect of a period of compound treatment (physiotherapy, massage therapy, PNF stretching exercises) on rotator cuff muscles chronic tendonitis in Professional athletes.
Materials & Methods: 30 sportsmen who visited physiotherapy and sport centers of Arak city in year 2008 were selected during 11 months. They were divided into two groups of physiotherapy (Control group) and compound treatment (Experimental group). MRI was used for diagnosis. Universal goniometry and Athletic Shoulder outcome Rating Scale questionnaire were used for plan investigation. Data was analyzed with SPSS 11.5.
Results: Compound treatment had a significant effect on pain reduction and increase of range of motion in professional athletes (p<0.023). In tests which were performed after program, there was a significant difference in rate of external rotation in experimental group and control group (p<0.05). Pain reduction was significant after compound treatment (p<0.043).
Conclusion: Compound treatment (physiotherapy, massage therapy and PNF exercises) has more influence on rotator cuff muscles chronic tendonitis compared to single physiotherapy method. Increase in range of external rotation of shoulder demonstrates the significant effect of compound treatment on rotator cuff muscles chronic tendonitis .
Rotator Cuff Muscles Chronic Tendonitis; Compound Treatment; Physiotherapy; Professional Athlete
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