Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Aarti Nair, Sandeep Kumar, Nisha Choudhary, Niraj Kumar,

To Compare The Effectiveness of Calcaneal taping Versus Conventional Therapy in the treatment of plantar fasciitis.

Sandeep Kumar, Nisha Choudhary, Niraj Kumar, Aarti Nair

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 4310-4330

Plantar fasciitis (PF) is defined as a inflammation and degeneration of the proximal plantar in deep fascia and fibrous tissue. It is one of the most common causes of heel and foot pain, accounting for 15% of all foot pathologies.
Need of Study
Studies on this topic have shown that calcaneal taping and conventional physiothrerapy may have beneficial effects in treatment of plantar fasciitis.
Subjects were randomly assigned to, two Groups, experimental and control Group. In experimental Group (fifteen subjects) allow in Group A were treated with Exercise (Stretching exercise and strengthening exercise) for ten times in each sitting for three times a day than after Calcaneal Taping were done. Dynaplast tape were used for Taping Purpose. Remain fifteen subjects allow in control Group (Group B) were treated with conventional therapy ( Stretching exercise and Strengthening exercise) three times per day. VAS was the tools to measure the pain score.
Paired  t-test was applied between Group A and Group B at 1st, 7th, 15th day, the ‘t’ values were 0.757 ( P > 0.05 ), -3.892 ( P < 0.05) and -3.696 (P < 0.05). The comparison of mean difference for VAS between Group A and Group B at ( 15th – 1st ) day, the ‘t’ values was 4.036 ( P > 0.05 ). The result shows that Reduce the pain score in experimental group as compare to control Group.
Interpretion and Conclusion
The study shown significant change in both Group. When post test value compare with pre test value in inter group comparison Group A (Calcaneal Taping) shows  better result as compare to Group B (Conventional Therapy).
Key Words: Plantar Fasciitis, Calcaneal Taping, Stretching exercise, Strengthening exercise, Visual Analog Scale (VAS).