Research Paper | Medicine and Dentistry | India | Volume 7 Issue 4, April 2018
A Novel Outpatient Based Combination Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis
Shailesh Kumar K N | Kori Geetish
Abstract: Aim To study the novel combination therapy of heel stretching, heel cushions and Calcium supplementations. Materials and methods The study was conducted on 120 patients by using a convenience sampling technique who presented with heel pain without history of trauma were evaluated clinically and routine blood investigations and x-rays as and when needed. They were given Silicon heel cushions, heel stretching exercises daily along with calcium supplementations for period of 3 months and improvement in pain was assessed using VAS ( visual analog score) was used to assess the outcome of the above treatment regimen. By assessing VAS on 1st presentation and VAS at the end of 3 months. Data was analysed using MS Excel. Results There was a significant reduction in the pain of the patients who had followed the above treatment regimen as indicated by significant decrease in the VAS score from mean VAS score of 4.8 at 1st presenation to mean VAS score of 0.691 3 months after the treatment.60 % (72) patients were males and 40 % (48) patients were females. Conclusion Our study showed that combination therapy with usage of silicon heel cushions, heel stretching exercises along with calcium supplementation for 3 months period is an effective conservative treatment modality for plantar fasciitis with considerable reduction in symptoms.
Keywords: Plantar fasciitis, outpatient treatment, silicon gels, heel pain heel stretching
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 4, April 2018,
Pages: 992 - 993
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