Journal of Physiotherapy & Physical Rehabilitation

ISSN: 2573-0312

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Faminu JA


  • Research Article
    Effect of Diclofenac Sodium Iontophoresis on Pain and Quality of Sleep in People with Knee Osteoarthritis
    Author(s): Aiyejusunle CB, Akinbo SRA and Faminu JAAiyejusunle CB, Akinbo SRA and Faminu JA

    Background and objectives: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common cause of physical and psychosocial disabilities in people characterised by pain and joint dysfunctions which hinder their daily and social activities as well as quality of sleep. Iontophoresis, involving the transference of drugs transdermally, is one of the novel therapeutic modalities for managing OA .The objective of this study was to determine the effect of diclofenac sodium iontophoresis on pain, functional ability and quality of sleep in people with knee osteoarthritis. Method: Twenty (20) participants (5 males, 15 females; mean age 55 years) with knee OA were recruited for this study. The participants were randomly assigned into two groups. Group A was treated with diclofenac sodium iontophoresis in addition to exercises. Group B, the control group, received only exercises. Each.. Read More»

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