Effect of Core Stability Exercise Versus Foam Rolling Exercise on Disabled Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – A Randomized Trial in Coastal Patients.

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Srinivasan. M
Shanmugananth. E


Background: Coastal life patients may experience knee pain due to various factors such as injury, arthritis, and physical activity. Environmental factors such as humidity and air pressure changes may also contribute to knee pain. Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a disorder that presents with knee pain that varies from severe to minor discomfort that appears to be caused by the interaction of the patella's posterior surface with the femur. In the clinical setting, the reported prevalence of patellofemoral problems ranges from 21 to 40%. Women are twice as likely as males to have patellofemoral problems. This syndrome is increasingly prevalent among teens and, to a lesser extent, women. These patients are disabled in such a way that they are not able to do their routine and may ask for others help.

Aim: To determine the effect of core stability exercise and foam rolling exercise on Patellofemoral pain syndrome.

Methods: A quasi experimental study was conducted at Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry. 20 participants were selected between the age group of 25 to 45 years and recruited by convenient sampling method. The participants were divided into two groups by using odd and even method. Group A received Core stability exercise and Group B received foam rolling exercise. The outcome measure was visual analogue scale and Lower extremity functional scale.

Results:  The data revealed a statistically significant difference (p0.05) between the two groups, proving that core stability exercise is more beneficial than foam rolling exercise in lowering pain and improving functional abilities.

Conclusion: This study concluded that core stability exercise showed more significant effect on reducing pain and improving functional performance than compared to foam rolling exercise in treating patellofemoral pain syndrome. Foam rolling exercise was also effective but core stability exercise showed better effects. Such disabled coastal population needs better care with unique treatment schedules.

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Suganya.S, Srinivasan. M, & Shanmugananth. E. (2023). Effect of Core Stability Exercise Versus Foam Rolling Exercise on Disabled Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – A Randomized Trial in Coastal Patients . Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 11(1), 2586–2595. Retrieved from https://www.jclmm.com/index.php/journal/article/view/722


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