POST NATAL DE QUERVAIN SYNDROME TREATMENT: EFFECT OF DICLOFENAC PHONOPHORESIS VERSUS KINESIOTAPE ON PAIN AND GRIP STRENGTH

  • MOHAMED G. ALI
  • HALA M. EMARA
Keywords: Post natal - De quervain syndrome – Diclofenac phonophoresis – Kinesio tape.

Abstract

Purpose: This study was conducted to determine the effect of sodium diclofenac
phonophoresis versus kinesio tape in the treatment of post natal De quervain
syndrome. Subjects and methods: Thirty women participated in this study. They had
post natal De Quervain`s syndrome (De Quervain’s tenosynovitis); (+ve finkelstein's test)
with moderate pain on VAS (visual analogue scale). They were chosen from outpatient
clinic of faculty of physical therapy Cairo University. Their ages were ranged from 22
to 35 years old. They were divided randomly into two groups equal in number, group (A)
was treated by sodium diclofenac phonophoresis 5 min, 0.5 w/cm2, 3MHZ with
continuous mode, 3 times/ week for one week while group (B) was treated by kinesio
tape with 25-50 % of available tension on the two stretched tendons of the first dorsal
compartment (using space correction technique) 3 times/week for one week. Pain and grip
muscle strength were evaluated before, immediately post treatment after one week and
follow up after another one week without any intervention for both groups. Results: The
obtained results showed a statistically significant decrease in pain and increase in grip
muscle strength in both groups, when both groups were compared together, there was no
statistically significant difference in pain, palmer and key grip strength between the two
studied groups but there was a statistically significant increase in tip strength in group
(A) than group(B). Conclusion: we recommend using these two modalities as a new,
effective and safe treatment for post natal de quervain syndrome.

Published
2020-03-06
How to Cite
MOHAMED G. ALI, & HALA M. EMARA. (2020). POST NATAL DE QUERVAIN SYNDROME TREATMENT: EFFECT OF DICLOFENAC PHONOPHORESIS VERSUS KINESIOTAPE ON PAIN AND GRIP STRENGTH . SVU-International Journal of Physical Therapy and Science, 2(1), 9-16. Retrieved from http://portal.svu.edu.eg/svu-src/index.php/ijpts/article/view/326
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