THE EFFECT OF WARM SESAME OIL MASSAGE FOR KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS PATIENTS- A RANDOMIS CONTROLLED TRIAL
Dr. Balamma*, Dr. Geetha B. Shetty, Dr. Prashanth Shetty and Dr. K. J. Sujataha
Objectives: Osteoarthritis (OA) of knee is a degenerative and metabolic disorder, often caused by wear and tear on a joint over life time. It is Leading cause of pain and disability globally, and leads to a reduced quality of life. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is most often used to treat musculoskeletal conditions and an increasing chronicity of pain among patients report utilizing these modalities. Warm sesame oil massage used in CAM. Methods: A Randomized controlled trial with 60subjects diagnosed with osteoarthritis of knee belonging to age group 35 to 70 years were recruited for the study were randomly allocated into Group I (Intervention group- Naturopathic and yogic treatments along with Warm sesame oil massage). GroupII(Control group – Naturopathic and yogic treatments). Every subject were assessed for pain, disability, assessed through visual analogue scale (VAS) scale, Western Ontario and Mac Master universities scale (WOMAC) scale, Quality of life (QoL) and range of motion baseline following 10 days. Results: The results showed significant difference in visual analogue scale (VAS), Western Ontario and Mac Master universities scale (WOMAC), Quality of life (QoL) and range of motion in Group 1. The overall comparison between the groups was done by using Man Whitney U test which showed significant difference in VAS scale (p<0.00). In rest of the variables there were no statistically significant changes in both the groups. Conclusion: The study result suggests that both control and intervention group could be considered as an effective remedy in patients with OA.
Keywords: Osteoarthritis of knee, VAS scale, WOMAC scale, warm sesame oil, range of motion, Quality of life (QOL).
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