Effect of phonophoresis and myofascial release in plantar fasciitis: comparitive study

Chellammal, K (2012) Effect of phonophoresis and myofascial release in plantar fasciitis: comparitive study. Masters thesis, Cherraan's College of Physiotherapy, Coimbatore.


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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES : Plantar fascitis is an inflammatory condition which causes pain and stiffness in the heel and medial arch of the plantar surface of the foot. It is most common in middle age group and among those participating in running sports. Phonophoresis and myofascial release has been used in physiotherapy individually for the treatment of plantar fascitis and proved effective in reducing pain and improved functional status of the patient. The study proposed to compare the efficacy of Phonophoresis and myofascial release to treat plantar fascitis. METHOD : 30 subjects were divided equally into two groups each containing 15 subjects of both sexes. The group A received Phonophoresis treatment and the group B received myofascial treatment. The data was collected from all the patients on 1st day and on the 10th day of intervention by using two parameters, VAS and FFI RESULT : This study shows significant difference between groups i.e. group A (Phonophoresis) and group B (myofascial release). The mean ±SD VAS for group A was 4.80±0.94 while that for group B was 3.93±1.09 with p value (<0.41) and the mean ± SD FFI for group A was 0.44±0.09 while that for group B was 0.31±0.17 with p value (<0.015) showed statistically significant differences between groups. CONCLUSION: Based on this outcome Phonophoresis is found to be more effective in reducing pain and improve functional status of the patient when compared with the Myofascial release in subjects with plantar fascitis.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plantar fascitis ; Phonophoresis ; Myofascial release ; VAS scale ; Foot functional index.
Subjects: PHYSIOTHERAPY > Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2017 16:17
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2017 16:17
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/2883

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