Effect of Deep and Superficial Heating Combined with Self Static Calf Stretch Exercise among Adults with Heel Pain and Reduced Ankle Dorsiflexion-A Randomised Control StudyNiranjan Muralikrishnan1*and Rajeswaran Thiagesan2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Niranjan Muralikrishnan
Fitness One Group India limited
Kilpauk, Lakshmi Street, Chennai
Tamil Nadu, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 16, 2016; Accepted date: January 27, 2017; Published date: February 04, 2017
Citation: Muralikrishnan N, Thiagesan R (2017) Effect of Deep and Superficial Heating Combined with Self Static Calf Stretch Exercise among Adults with Heel Pain and Reduced Ankle Dorsiflexion-A Randomised Control Study. J Nov Phys iother 7:329. doi: 10.4172/2165-7025.1000329
Copyright: © 2017 Muralikrishnan N, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: The use of thermotherapy is been practised in the domain of physical therapy. Patients with heel pain which is caused by composite factors still prevalent so, usage of right modality for treating the pain, facilitating the muscle to stretch thereby increasing range of motion (ROM) for dorsiflexors is needed. This study was also done in perspective of reducing logistics and fiscal matters for both patients and therapists. Objective: To empirically prove whether short wave diathermy (SWD) or wax therapy increases dorsi flexion of the ankle joint and a significant reduce in heel pain. Methodology: A hundred samples whose ROM of dorsiflexion is less than or equal to 17 degrees was recruited for the study and divided into two equal groups randomly. Results: Effectiveness of Wax bath and SWD was tested separately and it gave a statistically significant improvement in ROM and decrease in pain. When the two interventions compared the group receiving SWD gained more ROM and self-perceived pain was less.