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Background: YA KAD MON oil is an Ayurvedic medicine. Thai traditional medicine uses it to reduce knee pain.
Objective: To investigate the efficacy of massage oil of YA KAD MON on knee pain
Methods: This quasi-experimental study was conducted on patient with knee pain at Na Yai Am Hospital, Chanthaburi. Fifty subjects, 25-55 years old, were randomly divided into two groups. The first group was treated with YA KAD MON oil and compared with the group treated with Plai oil. Pain assessment was done using numerical rating scale with facial scale, physical examination for knee disease in Thai Traditional Medicine. Knee range of motion (ROM) was assessed using a Goniometer. For treatment, 1 ml of oil was massaged on the knees for 10 minutes every week up to 3 weeks. The results of physical examination were recorded to compare the results before and after treatment. The data before and after treatment were analyzed using dependent t-test. Independent t-test, and Chi-Square were used to compare the data between the two groups.
Results: The treatment with YA KAD MON oil and Plai oil can reduce the subjects’ pain score, improve the knee motion (sign of four, bending the knee to touch the groin, the heel near the buttocks), reduce the degree of knee deformity, increase the degree of ROM (the knee flexion on the prone position), and reduce the stiffness of the patella and the noise in the knee joint. The results revealed that massages with YA KAD Mon oil relived knee pain and were as effective as massages with Plai oil statistical significance (p<.05).
Conclusions: The YA KAD Mon oil can be considered as an alternative herbal medicine to Plai oil for the relief of knee pain.
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