A Comparative Study on Effectiveness of Paraffin Wax Bath Versus Ultrasound in Plantar Fasciitis
Keywords:Paraffin wax bath, Ultrasound, Plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of inferior heel pain in adults. Amongst various options available
for the treatment of planter fasciitis, purpose of this study was to compare effectiveness of two different
electrotherapy modalities, Paraffin wax bath and Ultrasound, in the treatment of plantar fasciitis and to
know which modality is better in relieving pain and improve function in patients with plantar fasciitis. Study
included 30 (Thirty) subjects with plantar fasciitis who fulfill inclusion and exclusion criteria. The subjects
were divided into 2 groups: group A who were given Paraffin wax bath along with conventional exercises
and group B who were given Ultrasound along with conventional exercises. The subjects were treated for
a period of 10 days. Pain was assessed by Visual Analogue Scale, Pressure Pain Threshold assessed by
Pressure Algometer and functional disability by Foot Functional Index. In this study we found that there is
no statistical significant difference between these two modalities in relieving pain and alleviate disability. it
can be concluded that both Paraffin wax bath and Ultrasound are equally effective in plantar fasciitis.