Effectiveness of Manual Physical Therapy and NSAIDs as a Combination Therapy in Arthritis Patient-A Case Series | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Effectiveness of Manual Physical Therapy and NSAIDs as a Combination Therapy in Arthritis Patient-A Case Series

Author(s):Aybek Izzatov* and Elena Barengolts

Among various types of arthritis Osteoarthritis (OA), Psoriatic arthritis (PA) and Gouty arthritis (GA) are the major ones which have been studied and cause hindrance in movements in many patients. Here we have discussed the treatment modality, a combination of manual therapy and NSAIDs (Ibuprofen) for relieving the symptoms of arthritis. A total of six patients were included consisting of osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis and gouty arthritis who presented at the medical office of Dr. Barengolts (MD in USA) and Aybek Izzatov (MD in Uzbekistan) Tyan Anmo Massage School. The study was conducted from October 2019 to March 2020. The treatment consisted of 30 sessions performed for half a year, one week per month (5 days in a month). Significant improvement in symptoms was seen as after 6 months we saw there was reduction in morning stiffness and improved range of motion. The pain score shifted from 5-6 to 2-3 on VAS pain scale. The results signify that the combination therapy wherein manual therapy and NSAIDs worked in an effective way to reduce the level of severity of pain and other associated symptoms.

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