Main Article Content
Musculoskeletal pain, especially joint and back pain, is the most common type of chronic pain. The most common cause of joint pain is related to arthritis, of which there are numerous types. Patients routinely seek medical attention for joint pain, and it is one of the leading causes of disability.
Method and Materials
A descriptive study was chosen to assess the effectiveness of hot water and cold water therapy among the elderly people with joint pain living at selected area. 100 samples were selected who comes under the inclusive criteria by using simple random technique. Data was collected by using demographic variables which includes age, gender, weight, education, marital status, residential area, physical activity, type of family, family history, food habits and by the modified WOMAC scale. Informed consent was obtained and data was collected. The data were analysed by inferential statistics RESULTS: In experimental group , pretest values of mean (29.3) and standard deviation (8.71) and in control group, pretest values of mean (28.7) and SD (8.78) and unpaired t-value is 0.3431, p-value is 0.7323 and pretest is NS***. In experimental group post test values of mean (14.56) and SD(9.92) and in control group, pretest values of mean (29.88) and SD (7.99) and unpaired t-value is 8.5046, p-value is 0.0001 and the post test is statistically SIGNIFICANT
The study indicate that application of hot water and cold water therapy is effective on joint pain healing among elderly people