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Orthopedics and Sports Medicine: Open Access Journal

Case Report(ISSN: 2638-6003)

Effect of Intensive Integrative Therapies on Pain, Disability and Quality of Life in Patients with Osteoarthritis Knees: A Comparative Observational Study

Volume 3 - Issue 2

Monika Gautam1*, Apar Saoji1, Harish Babu1 and Vaidya Rohit Mehta2

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    • 1S-vyasa university, Jigani, India
    • 2Kayakalp, Himachal Pradesh, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Monika Gautam, BNYS, MD Scholar, S-vyasa university, Jigani, Bangalore, India

Received: December 12, 2019;   Published: December 18, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/OSMOAJ.2019.03.000161

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Objective: To assess the differential effect of intensive yoga, yoga and naturopathy and yoga and Ayurveda management for Osteoarthritis of knees Design: Pre-post comparative study

Participants: Ninty-five individual prediagnosed with knee osteoarthritis according to ACR guidelines aged between 30-75 years were randomized into three groups, i.e., Yoga (n= 36), yoga and Naturopathy (n=30), Yoga and Ayurveda (n=29). All three group received their respective intervention for 1 week at arogyadhama, prashanti kutiram, S-VYASA.

Outcome measures: The primary outcome variables were visual analog scale (VAS) for pain on activity, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Secondary Osteoarthritis index (WOMAC) and secondary outcome variables were anthropometric measurements and 6 min walk test were measured on day 1 and day 7.

Results: There was significant reduction in VAS scale on activity in yoga group (p < 0.001), whereas in Ayurveda group showed significant improvement in stiffness (p <0.001), and significant reduction in weight and pain on rest (p < 0.001) was in naturopathy group after 7 days of intervention.

Conclusion: IAYT practices combined with other therapies had better effect than alone IAYT. There were significant changes seen within groups.

Keywords: Knee Osteoarthritis; Integrative Approach of Yoga Therapy (IAYT); VAS; WOMAC; Ayurveda; Naturopathy

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