Effectiveness of Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Versus Conventional Therapy in Adults with Plantar Fasciitis

Authors

  • Titus J
  • Kamalakannan M
  • Anitha A
  • Ramana K

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/xpwd3d22

Keywords:

Pens, Dry needle (DN), Plantar fasciitis (PF), Foot function index (FFI), Numerical pain rating scale (NPRS).

Abstract

Background: Plantar Fasciitis is a degenerative condition of the heel. Percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
and conventional therapy was used as intervention treatment for heel pain.
Purpose: The Purpose of this was to compare the efficacy of Pens and Conventional therapy in management of
plantar fasciitis.
Materials and Methods: The experimental and control groups included 30 young males and females who were
randomly assigned to each group. The experimental group patients underwent Pens and conventional group
underwent ultrasound treatment, plantar stretch, and exercise. Before and after four -week sessions of therapy
each participant was asked to score their morning pace using a numerical rating scale and functional foot index
as outcome measures.
Result: The experimental group showed a substantial difference compared to the conventional group (p <0.0001),
indicating a statistically significant outcome. When comparing both groups there was a statistically significant
difference after intervention.
Conclusion: Patients treated for heel pain reacted well to the conventional strategy used in this study, but Pens
followed by active stretching dramatically reduced pain severity and improved the quality of foot function.

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Author Biographies

  • Titus J

    Postgraduate, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Kamalakannan M

    Associate Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Anitha A

    Associate Professor,  Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Ramana K

    Assistant Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Effectiveness of Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Versus Conventional Therapy in Adults with Plantar Fasciitis. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 74-79. https://doi.org/10.37506/xpwd3d22