School of Physical Education, Anqing Normal University, Anqing, 246013, China


Objective: to explore and compare the therapeutic effects between massage and massage plus oblique pulling method in treating acute lumbar muscle sprain of sprinters.

Methods: to further explore the differences between these two methods and provide reference for clinical treatment, the study selected 1,200 cases of patients of acute lumber muscle sprain receiving treatment in the Hospital from August 2011 to May 2016 as the research objects, and equally divided them into the control group (600 cases) and the experimental group (600 cases) through drawing method. The patients of the control group received massage therapy and the patients of the experimental group received massage plus oblique pulling. The therapeutic effects of the two groups of patients was compared.

Results: according to the research, the experimental group had a therapeutic response rate of 95%, and the control group had a therapeutic response rate of 83%. Compared with the control group, the experimental group had obvious advantage, meet- ing the condition that P < 0.05, with statistically significant difference.

Conclusion: the massage plus oblique pulling has remarkable clinical effect in treating acute lumbar muscle sprain of sprinters, and can alleviate the patients’ pain and shorten the treatment time. It is the best treatment protocol of clinical treatment. Therefore, it is suggested that we actively promote application of massage plus oblique pulling in future clinical practices.


Massage, Oblique pulling, Acute lumber muscle sprain, Therapeutic effect comparison