To Study the Effectiveness of Dry Needling on Functional Performance with Plantar Fascitiis
Keywords:Plantar fasciitis, dry needling, ultrasound therapy, 6minute walk test, NPRS
Background: Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a chronic and progressive disease that impairs patients’ quality of life and
daily activities. PF is caused by repeated tissue injury at the origin of the calcaneus’ medial tuberosity. The
symptoms include Pain expanding from the heel’s medial aspect into the arch of the foot. Pain is frequently worse
in the morning, after a period of rest, or after engaging in physical exercise. These signs and symptoms can become
paralyzing as the illness advances, reducing the individual’s ability to bear weight. According to recent research,
the condition should be called fascists because the pathology is more similar to that of tendinosis. The thickness of
the plantar fascia increases, as does degeneration
Purpose: The purpose of the study to determine the effectiveness of dry needling for the subjects with plantar
Materials and Methods: 68 subjects in total were chosen based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Experimental
group (n=34) patients received dry needling of intended sites using a 30 mm needle that was gradually withdrawn
after 15 minutes. The conventional group (n=34) received the Ultrasound therapy was applied at 3.0-MHz
frequency .Patients taken from the five plus hospital. The study period was from December 2022 to March 2023.
Results: Statistical analysis of 6 minute Walk test and NPRS examination post values revealed the constantly
significant differences, With the P value of <0.0001.
Conclusion: Dry needling with strengthening exercise was found to be comparatively more effective than
ultrasound therapy with strengthening exercise.
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