Volume 12, Issue 3 (11-2021)                   JAP 2021, 12(3): 50-59 | Back to browse issues page

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1- University of Mohaghegh Ardabili
2- University of Mohaghegh Ardabili , amiralijafarnezhad@gmail.com
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Background: The ankle and knee joints position sense disrupted in diabetic patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of 8 sessions of balance exercises on position sense of knee and ankle joints in diabetic patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Materials and Methods: This study was performed on elderly diabetic patients with knee osteoarthritis. Subjects were divided into control and intervention groups. Passive and active joint angles reconstructed and balance times were recorded for both legs. In the intervention group, the balance training was done for 8 sessions. Paired sample t-test was used for statistical analysis.
Results: The results showed that reconstruction of 45 ° flexion of the left knee (P = 0.007), 20 ° flexion of the right knee (P = 0.035), dorsiflexion of the right ankle (P = 0.008), dorsiflexion of the left ankle (P = 0.011), plantar flexion of the right ankle (P = 0.012) and plantar flexion of the left ankle (P = 0.001) were significantly reduced in posttest than that pretest.
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that balance exercises have improved the reconstruction of joint angles and balance time in diabetic patients with knee osteoarthritis. Therefore, it is recommended that this type of exercise can be included in the rehabilitation of diabetic patients with knee osteoarthritis.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Chronic pain managment
Received: 2020.11.22 | Accepted: 2021.06.13 | Published: 2021.11.1

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