A Comparative Study on Effectiveness of Paraffin Wax Bath Versus Ultrasound in Plantar Fasciitis


  • Irfan Khatri1 , Yagna Shukla2




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.

Author Biography

Irfan Khatri1 , Yagna Shukla2

1 Post Graduate Student, 2 Senior Lecturer, Government Physiotherapy College, Government Spine Institute,

Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad