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Sports Health. 2011 Mar;3(2):190-4.

Effectiveness of elastic resistance in rehabilitation of patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome: what is the evidence?

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Department of Kinesiology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Abstract

CONTEXT:

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is associated with muscle imbalance at the knee and hip. Therapeutic exercise is effective at reducing pain associated with PFPS.

OBJECTIVE:

To identify and analyze clinical trials of elastic resistance in patients with PFPS to determine its efficacy.

DATA SOURCES:

PubMed, CINAHL, and PEDro databases were searched for terms relevant to PFPS rehabilitation in patients aged 12 to 40 years.

STUDY SELECTION:

Only peer-reviewed clinical trials lasting at least 4 weeks and specifying the use of elastic resistance in their protocols were included.

DATA EXTRACTION:

Eight eligible studies were analyzed for design, sample, intervention, outcomes, and clinical application.

RESULTS:

The studies included in this review lacked high-quality design, often using exercise as a "quasi-control" condition. Most studies did not provide specific exercise prescription or progression. Although participants in each study reported significant improvements in pain, deficiencies in scientific design limit the conclusion.

CONCLUSION:

Elastic resistance exercise may reduce pain and improve function and strength in patients with PFPS.

KEYWORDS:

elastic resistance; patellofemoral pain; therapeutic exercise

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