EFFECT OF STATIC STRETCHING VERSUS DYNAMIC STRETCHING ON EXTENSIBILITY OF TRAPEZIUS MUSCLE IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC NECK PAIN

Effects of two types of stretching on trapezius extensibility in patients with chronic neck pain

Authors

  • Anuradha Venkat .Bachelors of Physiotherapy Student. K.J Somaiya College of Physiotherapy, Sion, Mumbai.
  • Supriya Dhumale Assistant Professor., K.J Somaiya College of Physiotherapy, Sion, Mumbai.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Neck pain is the most common problem in adults and a common musculoskeletal problem in people with sedentary jobs. In chronic neck pain, the upper trapezius muscle is the most common muscle to be shortened, with a typical complaint of reduction in the lateral range of motion. Passive tension of the upper trapezius must be
reduced to decrease the load on the cervical spine, improve neck motion and reduce painful neck movements. One recommended way to reduce this tension is by stretching to relieve neck pain, reducing the pressure pain threshold of the upper trapezius and increasing neck mobility. There are various studies comparing the effectiveness of static and dynamic stretching on muscle extensibility but none for trapezius muscle. The aim is to study the effect of static stretching versus dynamic stretching on trapezius muscle extensibility in patients with chronic neck pain. METHODS: 30 Patients with moderate to severe neck pain for a duration of 3 months or more were included in the study. They were informed about the study and written consent was obtained. They were divided into two groups: Group A –Static stretching (SS) and Group B – Dynamic stretching (DS). Duration of treatment was for 6 days
(6sessions). Outcome measures at the start on the first day (pre) and after 6 days (post) treatment were documented. RESULTS: Both Group A and Group B showed statistically significant results in post-treatment.
CONCLUSION: Static stretching and dynamic stretching were found to be equally effective in the pain relief and improvement in range of motion in chronic neck pain patients.

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3753669

Keywords:

Chronic neck pain, dynamic stretching, static stretching, trapezius extensibility.

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Venkat, A. ., & Dhumale, S. . (2020). EFFECT OF STATIC STRETCHING VERSUS DYNAMIC STRETCHING ON EXTENSIBILITY OF TRAPEZIUS MUSCLE IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC NECK PAIN: Effects of two types of stretching on trapezius extensibility in patients with chronic neck pain . VIMS JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, 1(1), 10-18. Retrieved from https://vimsptcr.in/index.php/main/article/view/46

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