International Journal of Orthopaedics and Physiotherapy

International Journal of Orthopaedics and Physiotherapy


International Journal of Orthopaedics and Physiotherapy
International Journal of Orthopaedics and Physiotherapy
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 1
Therapeutic efficacy of myofascial trigger point release therapy combined with self- stretching versus self- stretching alone for the management of unilateral heel pain- comparative study

Karthikeyan T

Heel pain is a common foot problem. Pain usually occurs under the heel or just behind it, where the Achilles tendon connects to the heel bone. Sometimes it can affect the side of the heel. Aim of the study: To evaluate the effectiveness of myofascial trigger point release therapy combined with self-stretching protocol versus self-stretching protocol alone for treating patients with unilateral heel pain. Methodology: A pre - test and post- test experimental study design. Group A (study group) - Patients treated with myofascial trigger point release therapy combined with self – stretching protocol. Group B (control group) - Patients treated with self- stretching protocol alone. A sample of 30 patients were randomly selected according to pre- determined inclusion criteria and divided into Group A (Study group -15 patients) and Group B (Control group – 15 patients). Both groups were evaluated using Visual Analogue Scale and Foot Function Index for every consecutive session. First day pre- test measurement was taken and the outcome was assessed at the end of the week, parameters was assessed Results: The mean value of VAS group A (1.13) p
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