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The purpose of this study is to find out the effects of the therapeutic sports massage(TSM) applied to the patients with osteoarthritis of the knee by measuring, assessing and analyzing the changes in intensity and unpleasantness of muscle pains before and after TSM. In the therapeutic sports massage program, such methods as effleurage, petrissage and deep transverse friction were selected as traditional massage treatments frequently used for muscles with pain. Effleurage and petrissage were applied for 20 minutes in total before and after deep transverse friction treatment. After TSM, the McGill pain questionnaire word list(MPQWL), verbal rating scale(VRS), visual analogue scale(VAS) were used to measure the degree of the pain on the patients. The major findings from this study are as follows;1. There was significant decrease in the numerical values of VAS, VRS and MPQWL after TSM(p<.05). 2. There was significant decrease in the intensity and unpleasantness of pains after TSM(p<.05).3. From the analysis into chronological changes in the intensity and unpleasantness of pains before and after TSM with ANOVA, it became evident that the longer the period of treatment was, the higher the pains decreases drastically, while significant difference was shown in the intensity and unpleasantness of pains(p<.05).Summed up, it can be generally concluded that TSM is an effective treatment to rid the patients with knee osteoarthritis of pains safely and promptly.1) 전남과학대학516-911 전남 곡성군 옥과면 옥과리 산 85 2) 원광대학교 570-749 전북 익산시 신용동 344-2 1. Chunnam Techno CollegeSan85 Okkwamyen Koksunggun Chunnam 516-911 Korea 2. Wonkwang University344-2 Sinyongdong Iksan city Chonbuk 570-749 Korea