Study of the efficacy of the Mulligan's Movement with Mobilization and Taping Technique as an Adjunct to the Conventional Therapy for Lateral Ankle Sprain
Study Design: Cohort study involving 30 patients diagnosed with grade 1 & 2 lateral ankle sprain divided randomly in 2 groups of 15, one control group & another experimental group.
Methodology: Control group received conventional therapy which involved RICE or ultrasound & home exercise program according to the stage of healing, while experimental group received Mulligan's MWM & taping along with conventional therapy. Duration of the treatment was 6 days or till VAS on walking reduces to 1.
Results: VAS on walking & tender point palpation showed significantly greater reduction in experimental group (p
Conclusion: When Mulligan's ankle technique & fibular taping is used along with the conventional therapy, there is a faster functional recovery. This study highlights the importance of positional fault concept in clinical practice.
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