Effects of Ultrasound therapy in combination with Myofascial release in a patient with Sub-deltoid bursitis- A case report.
Keywords:Ultrasound therapy, myofascial release, shoulder pain, sub-deltoid bursitis
Background: Recent studies have shown high frequencies of pain in shoulder region. Shoulder pain due to sub-deltoid or subacromial bursitis is common. Sub-deltoid bursitis is inflammation of the sub-deltoid bursa. Shoulder pain can further lead to formation of trigger points leading to severe shoulder pain.
Case Information: A-40-year old female was diagnosed with sub-deltoid bursitis. For 1 month , the patient was having symptoms of left shoulder pain up to left upper arm. Her pain was constant in nature and gradual in onset which aggravated during lifting movements. The patient was treated with ultrasound therapy for 4 days for 2 weeks. Additionally , myofascial release was given to the patient along with Interferential Therapy (IFT), cold pack and passive range of motion exercises. Outcome measures of Numerical Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) which was used to assess pain and Shoulder Pain And Disability Index (SPADI) which was used to assess disabilities associated with shoulder pain were taken both pre and post interventions.
Result: The pre intervention score for shoulder pain and disability of the patient was 8 on NPRS and 81 points on Shoulder Pain And Disability Scale and post intervention scores were 3 on NPRS and 50 points on Shoulder Pain And Disability Scale respectively.
Conclusion: This study concluded that ultrasound therapy and myofascial release techniques were effective in reducing shoulder pain and disability.
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