A Study to Compare the Effectiveness of Strengthening Exercises and Nerve Mobilization Techniques for Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome among Pregnant Women

Authors

  • Swetha. R
  • Senthilkumar N
  • Kumaresan A
  • Pavithra
  • Anitha
  • Muthu Kumaran
  • Jagatheesan Alagesan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/n42mvx64

Keywords:

Tinel’s test, Tibial nerve stretch test and ultrasound.

Abstract

Background: The tarsal tunnel syndrome is an entrapment neuropathy of the medial ankle. Most common
symptoms are pain, burning, tingling sensation in the sole of the foot. The purpose of this study is to find the
effectiveness of strengthening and nerve mobilization on tarsal tunnel syndrome among pregnant women.
Purpose: The Purpose of the study is to determine the effectiveness of strengthening exercises and nerve
mobilization techniques for tarsal tunnel syndrome among pregnant women
Material And Method: The study was performed on 274 women age upto (21-30) year and collected from
revival physio care centre on the basic requirements like age, height, education and weight for women and their
questionnaires are used to test tarsal tunnel syndrome. The study period was June 2022 to Jan 2023
Results: Pre test and post test values were analysed. Results suggest that strengthening with ultrasound group has
significant improvement in compared with nerve mobilization group with P value < 0.0001.
Conclusion: Study concluded that Strengthening exercise is more effective than nerve mobilization in terms of
pain level and tenderness.

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Author Biographies

  • Swetha. R

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

  • Senthilkumar N

    Assistant professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Kumaresan A

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

  • Pavithra

    Tutor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Anitha

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

  • Muthu Kumaran

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

  • Jagatheesan Alagesan

    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 to Compare the Effectiveness of Strengthening Exercises and Nerve Mobilization Techniques for Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome among Pregnant Women. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 880-884. https://doi.org/10.37506/n42mvx64