Journal of Human Sport and Exercise

The effect of neurodynamic technique of tibial nerve on range of motion, pain, and mechanosensitivity of the lower extremity in healthy individuals: A preliminary study

Ju-Hyeon Jung, Dong-Chul Moon

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the effects of neurodynamic technique of tibial nerve on range of motion, pain, and mechanosensitivity of the lower extremity in healthy individuals. The study was a non-equivalent, one-group, and pre-post test design. Nineteen healthy adults participated in the study and conducted neurodynamic techniques of the tibial nerve. The outcome measures included range of motion, pain, and mechanosensitivity measured by electromyography during a straight leg raise test. Surface electromyography data were collected from the biceps femoris, medial gastrocnemius, lateral gastrocnemius, and tibialis anterior. There was a significant difference in range of motion and pain between the pre-test and the post-test. There was a non-significant difference in mechanosensitivity between the pre-test and the post-test. Therefore, we concluded that a neurodynamic technique of the tibial nerve reduced pain and increased range of motion in healthy adults. This neurodynamic technique is an effective intervention for improvement of lower limb pain and range of motion.


Keywords

Manual therapy; Pain reduction; Surface electromyography

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