Effectiveness of Low Level Laser Therapy Versus Ultrasound Therapy with Plantar Fascia Streching in Subjects with Plantar Fasciitis
AIM: To find the effectiveness of low level laser therapy versus ultrasound therapy with plantar fascia stretching in subjects with plantar fasciitis.
Materials and Method: Non equivalent quasi experimental study design was used in this study.Total of 30 subjects with plantar fasciitis were selected using non probability convenience sampling technique. 30 Subjects was divided into two groups by lot system. Group A received low level laser therapy and Group B received ultrasound therapy and for both the group plantar fascia stretching was given. The outcome measures are FAAM (foot ankle ability measure) and NPRS (numerical pain rating scale). Data collected and tabulated was statistically analysed.
Result: Statistical analysis of post-test, foot and ankle ability measure questionnaire (FAAM) and NPRS (numerical pain rating scale) revealed that there is statistically significant difference seen between Group A and Group B.
Conclusion: From the result, it has been concluded that low level laser therapy with plantar fascia stretching (Group A) is more effective than ultrasound therapy with plantar fascia stretching (Group B) in decreasing pain and improving the quality of life in subjects with plantar fciitiass.
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