Effectiveness of Passive Stretching for Gastrosoleus on Growing Pain among School Children

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International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI) | Volume VII, Issue III, March 2020 | ISSN 2321–2705

Effectiveness of Passive Stretching for Gastrosoleus on Growing Pain among School Children

Ashok N1*, Divya M2
 1*Senior Physiotherapist, SRM College Of Physiotherapy, SRM Institute Of Science And Technology, Kattankulathur , Tamilnadu , India
2Intern, SRM College Of Physiotherapy, SRM Institute Of Science And Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamilnadu , India

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Abstract:
Background: Growing pain are one of the most common causes of recurring pain in the children’s. It is a episodic benign pain described as spam in the legs and most commonly occur at night times. The calf region is more common because of involving activities while running, playing and also changes in anatomic factor like knock knee and flat feet that influence the calf region. Even though lots of studies have done to find out the prevalence of growing pain among school children. Hence the study is done.
Objective: This study objective was to find out the effectiveness of passive stretching for gastrosoleus on growing pain among school children.
Methodology: The study design was Quasi experimental and the study type is pre and post-test. 50 subjects between the age group of 8-12 years with the presence of intermittent pain in their legs were included in the study. The gastrosoleus muscle will be stretch passively to the children’s in half-lying with regular intervals, then wong Baker scale will be noted for analysing the pain.
Outcome Measures: Wong Baker scale, Growing pain questionnaire.
Results: It is a significant improvement in passively stretch the gastrosoleus muscle on growing pain in children, by using the statistical analysis, it was done (p<0.05).
Conclusion: The study concludes that there is significant effect on passive stretching for gastrosoleus muscle in school children.

Keywords: Growing Pain, Questionnaire, Leg Pain, School Children.

I. INTRODUCTION

The term Growing pain is commonly used in pediatric, that invoked the child experiencing a limb pain, it is one of the most common causes of recurring pain in the children. It is a non-inflammatory pain syndrome of early childhood that usually resolves with time.