EFFECTS OF MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINT RELEASE IN PLANTAR FASCIITIS FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

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Adeela Arif
Muhammad Faheem Afzal
Tasneen Shahzadi
Fazia Nawab
Imran Amjad

Abstract

Objective: To determine the effect of myofascial trigger point release of the plantar fascia and calf muscles in patients
with plantar fasciitis for pain management.
Material and Methods: It was Quasi experimental study on 42 diagnosed plantar fasciitis patients (13 male and 29
female) with age more than 20 years. It was conducted in Private Physiotherapy clinic in Gujrat, Pakistan,from December
2016 to May 2017.. The patients were given 03 sessions per week of myofascial trigger point release of calf muscles
and the plantar fascia for 4 weeks. Plantar fasciitis pain scale questionnaire was used to measure the results of pre and
post intervention. The paired T-test was used to determine the significance of treatment.
Results: The mean age for diagnosed planter fasciitis patients was 31.40±7.46. The intensity of pain significantly
reduced after the treatment in walking (2.35±0.79 vs. 1.35±0.65, p=0.0001). The intensity of pain during standing
on bare foot was also improved (1.23 ±1.07 vs. 0.61 ±0.66, p=0.53) as well as during stairs climbing (2.28±0.77 vs.
1.07±0.68, p=0.004)
Conclusion: Myofascial trigger point technique was seen effective in relation to improve pain in patients of plantar fasciitis.

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