The Effectiveness of Trigger Point Release in Myofascial Pain of Calf Muscle

Authors

  • Mohammed Ahmed Qasheesh
  • Mallela Bharath Kumar
  • Bhuvanesh Babu Mondey Ganesan
  • Kondajutur Neelima Sarah

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v15i4.16499

Keywords:

Myofascial pain, Trigger point release, Phonophoresis, Ischemic compression,Unilateral stretch.

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Mohammed Ahmed Qasheesh

Assistant Professor, Head of Department of Physical Therapy,Female College of Arts & Sciences, Al-ardha, Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Mallela Bharath Kumar

Lecturer,  Department of
Physical Therapy, Female College of Arts & Sciences, Al-ardha, Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Bhuvanesh Babu Mondey Ganesan

Lecturer, Department of
Physical Therapy, Female College of Arts & Sciences, Al-ardha, Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Kondajutur Neelima Sarah

Guest Lecturer, Department of
Physical Therapy, Female College of Arts & Sciences, Al-ardha, Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Published

2021-07-19