International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 7 Issue 7, July 2018


A Study to Compare Kinesiotaping Technique with Heel Raise Exercises in Patients with Calcaneal Apophysitis

Dr. V. Srinivasu [2] | Eswar Reddy K | Pesala. Keerthipriya


Abstract: BACKGROUND Calcaneal apophysitis, also commonly known as severs disease, is a condition seen in children usually aged between 815 years. Conservative therapies, such as taping, heel raise and orthotic intervention are accepted management practices for calcaneal apophysitis, Previous narrative literature reviews and opinion pieces provide some evidence for the use of heel raises ortaping. However these two techniques have not been compared. Hence this study aims to compare kinesiotaping with heelrise and find out which treatment technique is more beneficial in the treatment of patients with calcaneaL Apophysitis in reducing pain and disability. METHODOLOGY A total number of 20 subjects are taken in to the study and divided into 2 groups of 10 in each group. Group A subjects are treated with kinesio taping of calcaneam for 20 minutes 3days a week for 8 weeks. Group B patients are treated with heel lifts for 20 minutes, 3days a week for 8 weeks. Heel raise are done in 4 stages. Level 1-The subjects sets on chair and lift the heel. Level 2 The subjects stands behind the chair take support of the chair and lift the heel. Level 3 The patient standing of the lift heel with out support. Level 4- 5mm cork is used on lift on patient does heel raise. RESULTS The results of this study revealed that there was significant difference between the kinesiotaping (Group A) and heelraise (Group B) treatments. Although in both the groups, there was reduction in pain and disability, but sigbnificant improvement was seen in Group A subjects treated with kinesiotaping where p-value is


Keywords: Kinesiotaping technique, heelraise Excercises, calcaneal apophysitis


Edition: Volume 7 Issue 7, July 2018,


Pages: 679 - 682


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