Physiotherapy Approach to Breast Engorgement: A Systematic Review

Authors

  • Kalpana Zutshi Assistant Professor, F/o AHS, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, India
  • Ifra Aman HOD
  • Tarun Sachdeva Director and Founder, FitSol Clinic, Delhi, India
  • Ruksana Khatoon Senior Physiotherapist, Max Hospital, Delhi, India

Keywords:

Breast Engorgement, Physiotherapy, Physical Therapy

Abstract

Introduction: Motherhood is an act of unconditional love and warmth
to a baby. Despite this cherished moment, women experience many
physiological changes during lactation period which mainly affect
the reproductive organs and the breast. There are many treatments
that are advised to patients which range from ayurvedic treatments,
allopathic treatments to physical therapy treatments. Physical therapy
treatments range from massage, hot compression, ice compression,
ultrasound therapy, K-tape, lymphatic drainage, and thecar therapy.
The aim of this systematic review is to assess different physical therapy
treatments and their efficacy to cure breast engorgement.
Methodology: This systematic review was directed according to PRISMA
guidelines. Variouselectronic databases were used to search relevant
articles using different keywords. Articles were collected together and
selected,based on the eligibility criteria. The final sets of articles were
selected after complete screening.
Result: A different treatment method such as ultrasound, lymphatic
drainage, K-tape, and hot and cold compression shows significant result
in treatment of breast engorgement.
Conclusion: It has been concluded that physiotherapy play a significant
role in treating breast engorgement. Different treatment methods and
practices for example, the ultrasound, lymphatic drainage, K-tape and
hot and cold compression should be considered as a choice of treatment
for breast engorgement.

How to cite this article:
Aman I, Zutshi K, Sachdeva T, Khatoon R.
Physiotherapy Approach to Breast Engorgement:
A Systematic Review. Int J Adv Res Gynaecol
Obstet. 2022;3(1):5-10.

 

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2022-06-30