Efficacy of Flexibility Exercise for Subjects with Achilles Tendinitis- Quasi- Experimental Study

Authors

  • Ranjith M
  • Anitha A
  • Ramana.K
  • Kamalakannan M

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/kgs2yv26

Keywords:

Achilles tendon, VISA, pain, functional activity

Abstract

Background: Achilles tendinitis is a habitual overuse injury, particularly in the field of sports which may involve
lunging and jumping activities. This study focuses on how well brief flexibility exercises help subjects with Achilles
Tendinitis and improves their functional activity and decreases the pain.
Purpose: The Purpose of the study is to determine the effect of flexibility exercise in reducing pain and in improving
functional activity among subjects with Achilles tendinitis.
Materials and Methods: This is a Quasi-Experimental study where subjects with Achilles Tendinopathy were
selected on the basis of the selection criteria. The subjects were briefed about the procedure and informed consent
was acquired. Pre-test scores for pain and functional ability were recorded using NPRS and VISA, the same as
post-test values after 4 weeks of intervention. The entire process was performed from November 2022 to March
2023.
Result: From the test values according to the VISA and NPRS it results that flexibility exercise for Achilles tendinitis
helps in reducing pain and it gives the best result in improving functional activity.
Conclusion: According to the data gathered, flexibility training for four weeks with twelve sessions enhances
physical activity and reduces discomfort in patients with Achilles tendinopathy.

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Author Biographies

  • Ranjith M

    Undergraduate, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical And Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Anitha A

    Associate  Professor,  Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical And Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Ramana.K

    Assistant Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical And Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Kamalakannan M

    Associate Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical And Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Efficacy of Flexibility Exercise for Subjects with Achilles Tendinitis- Quasi- Experimental Study. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 761-766. https://doi.org/10.37506/kgs2yv26