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Effect of revulsive compress on knee associated symptoms among knee joint osteoarthritis patients

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Dr. R. Jain Raj and Shiny Mol, V.
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Health Sciences
Abstract: 

Introduction: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent and far common debilitating form of Arthritis which can be defined as a degenerative condition affecting Synovial joint. Revulsive compress is a hydrotherapy technique traditionally which is used for reducing pain and other associated symptoms of knee Osteoarthritis. This study was carried out to determine the effect of Revulsive compress on knee osteoarthritis associated problems. Methodology: The study was carried out in Sree Ramakrishna medical college hospital for Naturopathy and Yoga, kulasekharam, India. A convenient sample of 15 adult patients with bilateral knee osteoarthritis was selected for the study after obtaining written consent. All the samples underwent Revulsive compress for continuous 14 days. Three tools were utilized to collect the data on pre and post intervention which includes 0-10 Numeric pain rating scale, 0-4 edema scale and Goniometry for assessing range of motion. Results: The study shows that knee osteoarthritis symptoms were significantly reduced in the numeric pain scale score (t 13.163, sig 2 tailed .000) to 46.5%, edema scale score (t 4.583, sig 2 tailed .000) to 62.5% and the range of motion significantly get increased (t -4.660, sig 2 tailed .000) to 18% after the application of revulsive compress. The Revulsive compress had significant effect in reducing the knee osteoarthritis symptoms and pain. Conclusion: The method of Revulsive compress is the safe appropriate protocol of treatment to relieve symptoms and pain associated with knee osteoarthritis. This study needs to be support with long term effect of Revulsive compress with large sample size.

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