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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2022, Vol. 9, Issue 5, Part D

A comparative study-effect of phonophoresis versus myofascial release as treatment on plantar fasciitis


Author(s): Chaitra G and Maheswari P

Abstract:
Background and Objective: Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition which causes pain and stiffness in the heal and medial arch of the plantar surface of the foot. It is most common in the middle age group and among those participating in running sports. Phonophoresis and Myofascial release has been used in physiotherapy individually for treatment of plantar fasciitis and proved effective in reducing pain and improve functional status of patient. The study proposed to compare the efficacy of phonophoresis and myofascial release to treat plantar fasciitis.
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 release 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 (< .041) and the mean±SD FFI for group A was 0.44±0.09 while that for group B was 0.31±0.17 with pvalue (< .015) showed statistically significant difference between the 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 fasciitis.


Pages: 215-221  |  62 Views  7 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Chaitra G, Maheswari P. A comparative study-effect of phonophoresis versus myofascial release as treatment on plantar fasciitis. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2022;9(5):215-221.
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