Author(s): Sowmya M V, Nandhini S, Manigandan V

Email(s): sowmyamv83@gmail.com , ngi19308@gmail.com , manivenu47@gmail.com

DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00529   

Address: Dr. Sowmya M V1, Nandhini S2, Manigandan V3
1Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Chennai – 602105.
2BPT Final Year, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Thandalam, Chennai – 602105.
3BPT Final Year, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Thandalam, Chennai-602105.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 14,      Issue - 6,     Year - 2021


ABSTRACT:
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of ultrasound and calf stretching in subjects with gastrocnemius tightness in plantar fascitis to reduce pain and improve functional ability. Method: 30 patients with plantar fascitis selected from Saveetha college of physiotherapy and rehabilitation center (SPARC) based on inclusion and exclusion criteria. The patients were treated with ultrasound therapy and calf stretching. The pre and post test values of pain and functional ability was be calculated using Silfverskiold test and Foot Function Index as an outcome measure. Results: The mean value and standard errors were calculated for different variables and the difference in mean value was tested for statistical significance using paired t test. P value of <0.0001 was considered as statistically significant. Conclusion: From the statistical analysis and graphical interpretation the final derived results concluded that combined therapy of ultrasound and calf stretching is found to be effective in relieving gastrocnemius tightness in patient suffering with plantar fascitis and it can be used to improve the functional activities.


Cite this article:
Sowmya M V, Nandhini S, Manigandan V. Effect of Ultrasound and Calf Stretching in relieving Gastrocnemius Tightness in subjects with Plantar Fascitis. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2021; 14(6):3025-8. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00529

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Sowmya M V, Nandhini S, Manigandan V. Effect of Ultrasound and Calf Stretching in relieving Gastrocnemius Tightness in subjects with Plantar Fascitis. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2021; 14(6):3025-8. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00529   Available on: https://rjptonline.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-14-6-19


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