Efficacy of Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization in patients with heel pain: An Experimental study.

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Rakesh K SinhaShivani Bhurchandi


Background: ‘Heel pain’ is one of the commonest ailments of foot affecting 10% of population and having visible effects on lifestyle of these patients , affecting both younger and elder population. This study’s purpose is to determine the efficacy of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization in people affected with heel pain and the resultant effect on their lifestyle.Method: Seventy participants(n=70) with heel pain (lasting from 6 weeks to 1 year) will be selected and divided in 2 groups . Each group receiving 8 treatment sessions. Group A will receive IASTM + Home exercise program and Group B will receive Therapeutic Ultrasound + Home exercise program . Outcome measures will be recorded i.e. Pre-test and Post-test , by using Numerical Pain Rating Scale and Foot & Ankle Ability Measure scale.The study’s purpose is to assess the impact (i.e. immediate and long term effects) of IASTM on heel pain. The Central Trial Registry of India (CTRI) registration number for this trial is CTRI/2021/06/044018.

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