A STUDY TO ANALYZE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF STRETCHING VS CRYOTHERAPY COMBINED WITH ULTRASOUND IN PATIENT WITH HEEL PAIN
Dr. K. Kamatchi*, Dr. V. Rajalaxmi, Dr. G. Yuvarani Dr. G. Tharani and G. Aswini
Aim Of The Study: To study the effectiveness of stretching with ultrasound in patient with heel pain and To study the effectiveness of cryotherapy with ultrasound in patient with heel pain. To evaluate the effectiveness of stretching vs cryotherapy combined with ultrasound in patient with heel pain. Background Of The Study: Heel pain are caused when a band of tissue in the foot known as the plantar fascia thickened and sudden damage that over month or year can cause micro tear to develop inside the tissue resulting in pain. Methodology: This study was an experimental study with Comparative pre-post test type. 30 subjects were randomly allocated into two groups Group A received ultrasound and stretching and Group B received ultrasound with cryotherapy. This study was carried out in Physiotherapy department of A.C.S medical college and hospital and duration of the study was 4 weeks. Result: On comparing both the groups A and B,group A (stretching with ultrasound therapy) showed marked improvement in functional activities and reduced pain in patients with heel pain than group B (cryotherapy with ultrasound therapy). Conclusion: The present study concluded that 4weeks duration of exercise program combining stretching with ultrasound was more effective than cryotherapy with ultrasound in reducing heel pain.
Keywords: Ultrasound, stretching (foot pull), cryotherapy, Heel Pain, VAS FFI.
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