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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 145-150

Comparison between myofascial release and myofascial taping as an adjunct to conventional occupational therapy in the management of dequervain's tenosynovitis: A randomized controlled trial


1 Occupational Therapist, M.O.Th. (Musculoskeletal Sciences), B.O.Th., Seth G.S Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 OT School and Centre, Seth G.S Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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DOI: 10.4103/ijoth.ijoth_26_19

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Background: De Quervain's tenosynovitis, the most common overuse injury involving the wrist. There is no consensus in the treatment of De Quervain's tenosynovitis; both surgical and conservative medical management have adverse effects. Myofascial release (MFR) and myofascial taping (MFT) are newer techniques which have been proven effective for other inflammatory and noninflammatory musculoskeletal conditions. Hence, the study was planned to determine and compare the effectiveness of the both the above-mentioned adjunct method along with conventional occupational therapy in the treatment of De Quervain's tenosynovitis. Objective: The objective of this study is to compare and study the effectiveness of MFT and MFR as an adjunct to conventional occupational therapy treatment in patients with De Quervain's tenosynovitis. Study Design: A prospective, comparative randomized controlled trial was conducted for 18 months. Methods: A total of 31 patients (both males and females aged 20-40 years) diagnosed with De Quervain's tenosynovitis, referred to outpatient department were randomized into two groups after screening by simple random allocation using computerized generated table, patients in MFT group (n = 16, 11 females and 5 males) received MFT along with conventional treatment and patients in MFR group (n = 15, 9 females and 6 males) received MFR along with conventional treatment. They followed up for treatment for 5 weeks, two times a week with each session lasting for 30-40 min. Pain level and functional improvement were evaluated using Visual Analog Scale (VAS) score and Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) score, respectively, before therapy and at the end of the 3rd and 5th week of the 5-week therapy program. Results: Both the groups showed significant improvement in pain scores on VAS at the 3rd and 5th weeks (P < 0.05). There was no significant difference in the values between the two groups at 3rd week, but at the end of 5th week, MFT Group showed significant improvement in pain than MFR Group. Both the groups showed significant improvement in functional scores on PSFS at the 3rd and 5th weeks at value ofP < 0.05 with 95% confidence interval. Conclusion: Although both MFT and MFR showed improvement in function and decrease in pain, when compared we could conclude that MFT along with conventional occupational therapy yield significantly better outcome measures in terms of decreasing pain and improving function.


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