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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2019, Vol. 6, Issue 4, Part B

Effectiveness of shockwave therapy along with contrast bath and static Achilles stretch in patients with retrocalcaneal bursitis


Author(s): Dr. Sonia Chahar and Dr. Mukesh Sharma

Abstract: Background: Several studies have studied the effect of TENS, contrast bath, Ultrasound and Achilles tendon stretching on retrocalcaneal bursitis (RCB). However combined effect of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) with contrast bath and Achilles stretch has not been reported so far.
Objective: To study the effectiveness of ESWT along with contrast bath and static Achilles stretch in patients with RB.
Study Design: Experimental study.
Methodology: 30 patients having retrocalcaneal bursitis (female, male) fulfilling the inclusion and exclusion criteria were recruited and were randomly allocated in two groups. Group A subjects were given with contrast bath & Achilles stretch exercises and group B subjects were given ESWT along with contrast bath & Achilles stretch exercises. Pain, AROM of ankle dorsiflexion (DF) & plantarflexion (PF) and functional ability were depicted by using VAS scale, goniometer and Roles and Maudsley’s (RM) score respectively.
Data Analysis: Data Analysis was done by using SPSS version 15.0.
Result: Significant changes were seen between & within both groups for VAS, Ankle ROM and functional ability.
Conclusion: Study proves that ESWT has an additional effect in the management of RCB.


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How to cite this article:
Dr. Sonia Chahar and Dr. Mukesh Sharma. Effectiveness of shockwave therapy along with contrast bath and static Achilles stretch in patients with retrocalcaneal bursitis. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2019; 6(4): 92-96.
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