A Study of Effectiveness of Calf Stretching in Managing Catastrophizing Pain in Plantar Fasciitis

Authors

  • Sarmila Fathima. J
  • Saravan Kumar. J
  • Rekha. K

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/9qyexs14

Keywords:

Plantar fasciitis, calf stretching, theraband

Abstract

Background: Calcaneus distress is a frequent moan in the trotter and talus , and plantar fasciosis , which accounts
for 11–15% of adult patients’ symptoms of the foot need medical attention. One in ten people are predicted to get
PF at some point in their lives. It is further prevalent in mid-life fat women and adolescent athletes. The desire of
this project is to evaluate the success of calf stretching by theraband among plantar fasciitis patients.
Purpose: To determine the effects of calf stretching using theraband on managing pain among plantar fasciitis
patients
Materials and Methods: Fifty eight people were covered for addition and prohibition. They were splitted into two
groups: passive calf stretching group (29) and self-calf stretching group (29). The pre and post-test values were
measured by pain catastrophizing scale. Group-A received passive calf stretching using theraband and group-B
received self-calf stretching. Both programs were given for 2 weeks, weekly 5 days.
Result: Using pain catastrophizing scale, Group A’s (Passive calf stretching group) post-test mean was 27.38
and whereas group B’s (Self calf stretching) was 32.24. This demonstrates that group-A has decreased pain
catastrophizing score less than group-B. And this suggests that group A showed considerably finer than group B.
Conclusion: Passive calf stretching using theraband by group-A was found to be more effective than self-calf
stretching of group-B.

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Author Biographies

  • Sarmila Fathima. J

    Undergraduate,  Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Saravan Kumar. J

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

  • Rekha. K

    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

A Study of Effectiveness of Calf Stretching in Managing Catastrophizing Pain in Plantar Fasciitis. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 815-819. https://doi.org/10.37506/9qyexs14