The purpose of this research was to verify the effectiveness of 6 months isometric quadriceps hamstring strengthening exercises on pain, function and joint stiffness of patients with knee osteoarthritis
Materials and method: It was intervention study (pre/post-test study) among 30 patients with Osteoarthritis knee done for a period of 6 months. Outcome measure was improvement in WOMAC Score (pain, physical function and knee joint stiffness).WOMAC Score before and after intervention were compared.
Results: WOMAC Score showed a significant difference between before and after the intervention showing effectiveness of exercises.
Conclusion: The 6 months isometric quadriceps exercise showed beneficial effects on Quadriceps muscle strengthening, pain and functional disability.