2020, Vol. 5, Issue 2
Effectiveness of hamstring stretching on plantar fasciitis: A pilot study
Author(s): Harish S Krishna, Umananda Mallya and Punam Pandey
Plantar fasciitis is a musculoskeletal condition that results from degenerative irritation of the plantar fascia. Though the association between hamstring tightness and plantar fasciitis is established, however the interventional study and its effectiveness is not established. This study aims to find out the effectiveness of hamstring stretching on plantar fasciitis.
Methodology: Twenty patients with plantar fasciitis were divided into 2 groups vizgroup A and group B.Both the group received conventional therapy; plantar fascia stretch, gastrosoleus stretch and transverse frictional massage. In addition to this group A received 3 set of passive hamstring stretching. Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM).
Results & Conclusion: Pre and post value comparison of VAS within the group A (p=0.00) and group B (p=0.00) & FAAM within the group A (p=0.00) and group B (p=0.00) was statistically significant. Comparison of pre VAS (p=1.00) and FAAM (p=0.590) between the groups was statistically not significant. Comparison of post VAS (p=0.556) and FAAM (p=0.973) between the groups was statistically not significant. Results indicate that intervention in both the groups was effective in alleviating pain and dysfunction. But neither the group shows statistically significant difference in reducing pain and dysfunction.
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How to cite this article:
Harish S Krishna, Umananda Mallya, Punam Pandey. Effectiveness of hamstring stretching on plantar fasciitis: A pilot study. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2020;5(2):88-91.