Volume : 5, Issue : 8, AUG 2019
EFFECTS OF NEURAL MOBILIZATION ON MEDIAN AND ULNAR NEURAL FLEXIBILITY AND PINCH STRENGTH IN COMPUTER OPERATOR INDIVIDUALS
DR.M.L.RAMYAKRISHNA, DR.K.SENTHIL KUMAR
Intensive computer work can increase the risk of developing neuromusculoskeletal symptoms and disorders in the upper extremities. Repetitive microtrauma or overuse injuries may often affect upper extremities of the long term computer users. Upper limb neural tissue tension tests (ULLT) is a good tool for assessment of early affection of the neural tissue. Many studies done on neural mobilization for peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome, because presence of abnormal neural tension in computer operators may be an early marker of impending radiculopathy during degenerative changes of spine in the later stages of life. Identification of these symptoms and correction of the adverse tension in the early stages may serve as prophylaxis for the later stage of life. AIM OF THE STUDY:- To find out the effects of neural mobilization in median and ulnar neural flexibility and pinch strength for the computer operators. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY:- To evaluate the effects of neural mobilization on median neural flexibility by upper limb tension test 1. To evaluate the effects of neural mobilization on ulnar neural flexibility by upper limb tension test 4. To evaluate the pinch strength using pinch metre METHODOLOGY:- A total 51 subjects were included in the study with the age group of 25 to 45 years they are evaluated and diagnosed as loss of neural flexibility by doing ULLT for both dominant and non dominant hand. And pinch strength is evaluated by using pinch metre. All the subjects were screened for inclusion and exclusion criteria after finding their susceptibility informed consent was taken. Initially baseline values of demographic details like age, ULLT, pinch grip strength were taken and given neural mobilization for 3 weeks and then post values of ULLT, Pinch strength were taken. RESULT:- The pre, and 3rd week experimental mean values, t-test and p values of all the outcomes that is ULLT, and pinch strength shows significance (0.05) in pre and 3rd week. CONCLUSION:- Hence, the study concludes that neural mobilization for median and ulnar nerve to be more effective on neural flexibility and improving the pinch grip strength in computer operators individual.
COMPUTER OPERATORS, PINCH STRENGTH, PINCH METER, UPPER LIMB TENSION TEST, NEURAL MOBILIZATION, FLEXIBILITY FOR MEDIAN AND ULNAR NERVE.
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