عنوان مقاله [English]
Background and Aim
Macromastia is a condition in which the breasts grow larger than normal. The most important complications of large breasts is on cervical, thoracic and lumbar curves as well as pain in these areas. Therefore, the purpose of this selected corrective exercises on the pain and neck status of girls with large breasts.
Materials and Methods
Thirty-two 23-28 years old females with large breasts (cup size≥ 13) participated voluntarily in this study. The subjects were randomly divided into Control and experimental group. In the pre and post-test sessions, the neck pain was evaluated by VAS pain scale and forward head posture was assessed by digital photos of half a neck. Then experimental group performed training program for eight weeks. Finally Shapirovilk test and paired t-test at 95% significance level was used to data analyzing.
The results showed that, neck pain decreased and forward head posture improved significantly.
After 8-week corrective training by reducing elongated muscles, strengthening weakness muscles, increasing muscle blood flow, relaxing antagonist muscles and subsequently increasing neck range of motion has led to reduction in the incidence of complications from enlarged breasts. Considering the high impact of the training group, it is suggested that corrective training program be used to improve the essential factors for the female with large breasts.