Combined Effect of Foam Roller and Gastrocnemius Release on Plantar Fasciitis (MTP)

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Cairo University (CU)

Status

Not yet enrolling

Conditions

Plantar Fascitis

Treatments

Other: conventional treatment
Other: gastrocnemius release

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT06231199
P.T.REC/012/004276

Details and patient eligibility

About

this study will be conducted to investigate the efficacy of combining foam roller and gastrocnemius release on pain intensity level, dorsi flexion range of motion of ankle joint ,dorsi flexion range of motion of big toe and foot function in subjects with plantar fasciitis.

Full description

Plantar fasciitis refers to degeneration and inflammation of the proximal plantar fascia. The condition presents with plantar medial heel pain, often exacerbated following periods of inactivity, such as upon waking in the morning.The term "plantar fasciitis" has been quoted for years, but this is a misnomer as inflammatory cells are not present in biopsies from involved fascia. Therefore, advocate the terminology "plantar fasciitis" to explain the syndrome characterized by pain along the proximal plantar fascia and its attachment in the area of the calcaneal tuberosity with function impairment, implying a more chronic degenerative process than acute heel pain.Research found that both stretching and foam rolling techniques helped reduce pain and increase the ROM. However, the effectiveness of foam rolling was superior to stretching in terms of increased pressure pain thresholds (PPTs) at gastrocnemius and soleus. there was a gap in the previous literature in combined effect of gastrocnemius release and foam roller in managing plantar fasciitis and assessing dorsi flexion range of motion of both big toe and ankle joint along with pain assessment and foot function. sixty patients with planter fascitis will be assigned randomly to two groups; first one will receive manual and foam roller release of gastrocnemius and conventional treatment and the other one will receive conventional treatment only.

Enrollment

60 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 60 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • aged between 18 years and 60 years
  • heel pain in the morning with first step, insidious sharp pain under the heel, tenderness on medial calcaneus and symptoms decreasing with slight activity (like walking) and worsening toward the end of the day

Exclusion criteria

  • Infective conditions of foot, tumor, calcaneal fracture
  • Metal implant around ankle
  • Dermatitis, acute sepsis and anesthetic areas
  • Subject with impaired circulation to lower extremities
  • Subject with referred pain due to sciatica
  • Corticosteroids
  • Injection in heel preceding 3 month
  • Patient who cannot co-operate
  • history of flat foot

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

60 participants in 2 patient groups

gastrocnemius release
Experimental group
Description:
the patients will receive gastrocnemius release manually and by foam roller three times a week for four weeks plus conventional treatment
Treatment:
Other: gastrocnemius release
Other: conventional treatment
conventional treatment
Active Comparator group
Description:
the patients will receive conventional treatment three times a week for four weeks
Treatment:
Other: conventional treatment

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