The Effect of Nuhonni-Tulaar Rheumatic Exercise on Pain Reduction of Knee Osteoarthritis Patients

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Abstract

Nuhonni-Tulaar rheumatic exercise was designed to prevent complications of rheumatic diseases including knee osteoarthritis. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectivity of Nuhonni-Tulaar rheumatic exercise to reduce pain of knee osteoarthritis patient. Methods: Twenty two subjects did the rheumatic exercise thrice a week in the gymnasium of medical rehabilitation department Cipto Mangunkusumo hospital. Twenty other subjects, the control group, did the standard hamstring stretching exercise at home. Each group performed the exercise for 8 weeks intervention. Results: After 8 weeks VAS was reduced 1.5 in the intervention group while in the control group the reduction was 0.9. VAS was then transformed into no pain, mild pain, moderate pain and severe. Conclusions: Warming up, core exercise II and cooling down is safe and comfortable for knee osteoarthritis patient with grade I-II Kellgren Lawrence radiographic grading.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-23
JournalIndonesian Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

Keywords

  • Nuhonni-Tulaar Rheumatic exercise, Knee osteoarthritis, Visual Analog Scale.

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