Background Studies have reported that exercise stretching therapy has a certain effect on improving knee joint pain and knee joint function.However, few studies have compared the effects of post-exercise stretching and non-stretching on strain of knee joint movement system. The purpose of this study is to observe the influence of whether people have stretched after exercise on knee joint pain and iliotibial band tension,and to compare the difference between the stretched group and the unstretched group after exercise for further discussion.
Methods Collecting data analysis of 71 people who love sports in the First People's Hospital of Xiaoshan District from December 2019 to October 2020, including the non-stretching group after exercise (group A, n=40) and post-exercise stretching Group (Group B, n=31), compare the differences in knee pain and iliotibial band tension between the two groups and analyze the relationship between this difference and stretching.
Results The incidence of knee pain and iliotibial band tension in group A was significantly higher than that in group B (P<0.05). The risk of knee pain in group A was 2.940 times greater than that in group B. The incidence of iliotibial band tension in group A was 4.190 times higher than that in group B.
Conclusions 1. People who do not stretch after exercise are at higher risk of knee pain than those who stretch. 2. People who do not stretch are more likely to develop iliotibial band tension than those who stretch. 3. Stretching after exercise helps to relieve the stiffness of the iliotibial band, maintain the stability of the knee joint, and reduce the occurrence of knee pain.