The effect of corrective exercises on shoulder pain and joint position sense in females with functional impingement syndrome



Background and Objective: Shoulder impingement syndrome is one of the most common causes of pain in shoulder joint. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of 8-week corrective exercises on shoulder pain and joint position sense in females with functional impingement syndrome.
Materials and Methods: For this purpose, 24 female students from Kerman Medical University were selected as subjects and randomly divided into experimental (12 persons) and control groups (12 persons). Shoulder pain and joint position sense was evaluated using Visual analog scale and photography (45 and 80 degree), respectively.  The forward shoulder posture was also measured using a Double Square device. Finally, data analysis was performed using mixed repeated measure ANOVA test (p<0.05).
Results: The results of this study showed there was a significant increase in joint position sense (p=0.04) and a significant decrease in pain (p=0.001) of experimental group after conducting exercises. The results also showed there was a significant difference between pain and joint position sense of experimental and control groups after exercises (p<0.05).
Conclusion: According to the findings of this study, it seems that the corrective exercises protocol can be significantly effective on shoulder pain and joint position sense in individuals with functional impingement syndrome.


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