To Study the Effectiveness of Dry Needling on Functional Performance with Plantar Fascitiis

Authors

  • Tamilarasi S
  • Senthil kumar N
  • Kumaresan A
  • Anitha
  • Pavithra
  • Muthukumaran
  • Jagatheesan Alagesan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/5a9yn736

Keywords:

Plantar fasciitis, dry needling, ultrasound therapy, 6minute walk test, NPRS

Abstract

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
fasciitis
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group (n=34) patients received dry needling of intended sites using a 30 mm needle that was gradually withdrawn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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Author Biographies

  • Tamilarasi S

    Undergraduate, Saveetha college of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Senthil kumar N

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

  • Kumaresan A

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

  • Anitha

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

  • Pavithra

    Tutor, Saveetha college of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Muthukumaran

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

  • Jagatheesan Alagesan

    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

To Study the Effectiveness of Dry Needling on Functional Performance with Plantar Fascitiis. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 890-895. https://doi.org/10.37506/5a9yn736