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Effect of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy on Hamstring Tightness in Healthy Subjects: A Pilot Study

Authors
 Yong Wook Kim  ;  Won Hyuk Chang  ;  Na Young Kim  ;  Jun Beom Kwon  ;  Sang Chul Lee 
Citation
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL, Vol.58(3) : 644-649, 2017 
Journal Title
YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL
ISSN
 0513-5796 
Issue Date
2017
MeSH
Adult ; Female ; Hamstring Muscles/physiopathology* ; Healthy Volunteers ; High-Energy Shock Waves/therapeutic use* ; Humans ; Leg ; Male ; Muscle Spasticity/etiology ; Muscle Spasticity/therapy* ; Muscle, Skeletal* ; Outcome Assessment (Health Care) ; Pilot Projects
Keywords
ESWT ; hamstring tightness ; spasticity ; stretching
Abstract
Purpose : To assess the effect of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for healthy participants with hamstring tightness.

Materials and Methods : This study was performed at a university rehabilitation hospital. Twenty nine healthy adults with hamstring tightness were enrolled and randomly allocated into four groups (ESWT, stretching exercise, ESWT with stretching exercise, and control). The effects of individual treatments were compared by the finger-to-floor test and popliteal angle.

Results : The ESWT group, stretching exercise group and ESWT with stretching exercise group had decreased finger-to-floor distances and right popliteal angles immediately after intervention, compared with the control group (p<0.05). At 4 weeks after completion of the interventions, finger-to-floor distances and the right popliteal angle in only the ESWT with stretching exercise group showed a significant improvement, compared with the control group (p=0.008 and 0.023).

Conclusion : While ESWT and stretching both reduced hamstring tightness immediately after interventions, only ESWT with stretching exercise maintained the significantly improved relief of hamstring tightness significantly after 4 weeks.
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DOI
10.3349/ymj.2017.58.3.644
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine (재활의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Na Young(김나영) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9888-3953
Kim, Yong Wook(김용욱) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5234-2454
Lee, Sang Chul(이상철) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6241-7392
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/154514
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