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Comparative Studies | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023
Effects of Dry Cupping versus Positional Release Technique in Plantar Fasciitis - A Comparative Study
Dr. Saloni Vyas  | Dr. Vrushika Kanthariya | Drashti Gajera | Shweta Mayani
Abstract: Background: The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous aponeurosis that attach proximally to the medial calcaneal tuberosity and fans distally to the flexor tendon sheaths and the base of the proximal phalanges. Plantar fasciitis occurs as a result of inflammation of plantar aponeurosis at its attachment on the tuberosity of the calcaneum. To find effectiveness of dry cupping therapy and PRT (positional release technique) in improving pain and functions of Patients with Plantar Fasciitis. Methods: The 30 subjects with plantar fasciitis were taken for the study. The subjects were divided into two groups. Group A (n=15) treated with dry cupping therapy, group B (n=15) treated with positional release technique to reduce pain and improve function. Patients were evaluated pre and post intervention for pain and functional limitation using visual analogue scale and foot function index scale. A three weeks intervention program was given to the patients. Materials used are pen, consent form, gloves and cupping kit. Results: study shows pre value of Foot Functional Index (117.6667) and Visual Analog Scale (8.3333) and posts value of Foot Functional Index (36.1333) and Visual Analog Scale (2.8000) of Group A (cupping therapy). The pre mean of Foot Functional Index (119.4000) and Visual Analog Scale (9.0000) and post mean of Foot Functional Index (75.5333) and Visual Analog Scale (6.2000) of Group B (Positional release technique). Conclusion: Our study concluded that both the techniques significantly reduce pain and improve function in patients with plantar fasciitis, but dry cupping therapy found to be more effective as compare to positional release technique.
Keywords: Plantar fasciitis, Pain, Visual analogue scale, Foot function index, Dry cupping technique, Positional release technique
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,
Pages: 1244 - 1248