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JRCRS. 2015; 3(2): 99-103

Effectiveness of Plantar Fasciitis Taping and Calcaneal Taping in Plantar Heel Pain

Bushra Khan, Muhammad Salman Bashir, Rabiya Noor.

Background: Heel pain is one of the most common foot problems especially among older individuals. Mechanical factors plays very important role in heel pain. Pain under the heel on weight bearing can cause disability towards movement.
Objective: To compare the effectiveness of planter fasciitis taping and calcaneal taping along with stretching and therapeutic ultrasound on heel pain.
Methodology: It was a Qausai experimental study in which data was collected from Canada Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Centre. Non Probability convenience sampling technique was used for sample collection and patient were assigned in two groups. Research data was recorded by using prescribed validated questionnaire, which include Standardized Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and Foot Function Index Scale (FFI).
Results: The Comparison of percentage of pain decrease post-treatment after evaluation on VAS and FFI in both groups. The decrease of pain in both indicators was significantly higher in group-A (Planter fasciitis tapping group) as compared to group-B (Calcaneal taping group). The decrease of pain in VAS significant at P=0.019 and in FFI at P =0.000 level showing that plantar fasciitis taping is more effective than calcaneal taping.
Conclusions: Plantar fasciitis taping is more effective than Calcaneal taping in planter heel pain.

Key words: Heel Pain, Activities of Daily Living, Calcaneal Taping

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