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Journal of International Academy of Physical Therapy Research Vol.9 No.4 pp.1614-1618

Comparison of Joint Mobilization with Manual Stretching Exercises in the Treatment of Hallux Valgus

Woong Pyo Honga,Byeong Ho Ryub,Sang Bin Leec
aAllbarun hospital, Cheongju; bThe one Convalescent Hospital, Yongin; cNamseoul University, Cheonan, Republic of Korea
Address for correspondence Sang Bin Lee, PT, Ph.D Department of Physical Therapy, Nameoul University, 91 Daehak-ro, Seonghwaneup, Seobuk-gu, Cheonan, Korea Tel: 82-41-580-2530


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of joint mobilization and manual stretching exercises in patients with hallux valgus. Twenty-three participants were divided into two groups; joint mobilization (n=11) and manual stretching exercises (n=12). The subjects participated in the experiment for 15minutes, three times a week, four weeks. The joint mobilization (Grade III, Maitland) was performed to experimental group for a minute and then rested for 10 seconds for each set. The manual stretching was performed to control group with three exercise session (preparatory and finishing exercises, agonist contraction exercises, agonist contraction and hold-relax exercises). In the results of the study, intragroup comparison of the deformity angles (DA) was shown to decrease from 15.18° to 13.09° in the joint mobilization group (p<.05) and from 19.00° to 16.83° in the stretching exercises group (p<.05). However, left static foot pressure (LSFP), right static foot pressure (RSFP), left dynamic foot pressure (LDFP) and right dynamic foot pressure (RDFP) did not significantly increase or decrease after the experiment. Intergroup differences also were not statistically significant in all variables (p>.05). The current study suggests that JM and MSE are effective in decreasing the DA in patients with hallux valgus.