EFFECT OF MULLIGAN’S CALCANEAL TAPING VERSUS KINESIOTAPING IN PLANTAR FASCIITIS
Objective: The objective of this study is to compare the effect of Mulligan’s calcaneal taping versus kinesiotaping in plantar fasciitis.
Methods: A total of 44 subjects diagnosed with plantar fasciitis were included in this study. The mean age was 31.93 years. This subjects were allocated by lottery method into two groups (Group A - therapeutic ultrasound (US), exercises, and Mulligan’s calcaneal taping and Group B - therapeutic US, exercises, and Kinesio taping). Before and after the treatment protocol, the subjects were assessed for pain by visual analog scale (VAS) and foot function by revised-foot function index (FFI-R) questionnaire.
Result: Pre- and post-treatment protocol was analyzed using paired and unpaired t-test. Intragroup analysis of VAS revealed statistically reduction in VAS post-intervention for both groups. This was performed using paired t-test Group A (p<0.0001) and Group B (p<0.0001). Intragroup analysis of total (FFI-R) revealed statistically reduction in FFI-R score post-intervention for both groups. This was done using paired t-test Group A (p<0.0001) and Group B (p<0.0001).
Conclusion: Mulligan’s calcaneal taping was more effective than kinesiotaping in reducing VAS and FFI-R score in subject with plantar fasciitis.
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