The Effectiveness of Trigger Point Release in Myofascial Pain of Calf Muscle
Keywords:Myofascial pain, Trigger point release, Phonophoresis, Ischemic compression,Unilateral stretch.
Introduction: Myofascial pain syndrome is one among common disorder in the world population. In a
study on patients with pain complaints, 31% had acute trigger points in all age groups and both sexes.
Objective: To find whether there is any additional benefit when trigger point release technique is given
along with phonophoresis than phonophoresis alone in reducing myofascial pain of Calf muscle.
Method: The study is experimental in nature. Thirty samples were selected, using simple random
sampling method and were divided into equal groups. Pretest measurement was taken for pain using
visual analogue scale. After the pretest experimental group one, received phonophoresis with trigger
point release techniques and experimental group two received phonophoresis alone once a day for a
period of seven days. Posttest measurements were recorded for both the experimental groups at the end
of the seventh days.
Result: The data was subjected to statistical analysis and the following results were obtain.
Phonophoresis and Trigger point release technique is significantly effective in reducing myofascial
pain of Calf muscle. Phonophoresis is also significantly effective in reducing myofascial pain of Calf
muscle. Phonophoresis with Trigger point release technique is significantly more effective in reducing
myofascial pain of Calf muscle than phonophoresis alone.
Conclusion: The results of the study makes us to conclude that Phonophoresis with Trigger point release
technique is significantly effective in reducing myofascia pain of Calf muscle than phonophoresis alone.
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