2018, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part C
Effect of faradic stimulation vs. intrinsic muscle strengthening of foot in young individuals with flat feetAuthor(s):
Dr. Siddhi S Tendulkar, Vaishali V Naik and Dr. Ujwal L YeoleAbstract: Background:
The aim of the study was to find the effect of faradic stimulation vs. Intrinsic muscles strengthening of foot in young individuals with flat feet using foot posture index (FPI) and foot function index (FFI)
Methodology: 30 participants with flat feet of age between 18-30 years were divided into two groups i.e Group A and Group B. The participants were examined with their prior permission after explaining the need of study. subjects in the group A were treated by faradic stimulation to the intrinsic muscles of the foot. Those in group B they were treated by strengthening exercises. Each patient was assessed on day 1st day i.e. pre intervention and on 14th day i.e. post intervention and subject were intervened for 14 days.
Result: Mean value of Pre FPI score of foot intrinsic muscle exercises was 8.8 and mean value Post FPI score of foot intrinsic muscle strengthening exercises was 1.266. p value was 0.0017. Which is extremely significant.
Conclusion: From the present study we concluded that strengthening of intrinsic muscles is more beneficial in improving foot posture index (FPI) and foot function index (FFI) in individuals with flat feet. Pages: 135-138 | 986 Views 36 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Dr. Siddhi S Tendulkar, Vaishali V Naik, Dr. Ujwal L Yeole. Effect of faradic stimulation vs. intrinsic muscle strengthening of foot in young individuals with flat feet. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(1):135-138.