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Journal > Journal of the Indonesian Medical Association > Effectiveness of Taping for the Short-Term Treatment of Pain and Walking Speed in Patients with Plantar Fasciitis

 

Journal of the Indonesian Medical Association
Vol. 62 No. 7 July 2012
Effectiveness of Taping for the Short-Term Treatment of Pain and Walking Speed in Patients with Plantar Fasciitis
Mira, Mira ( Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta)
Tulaar, Angela BM ( Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta)
Pradanasari, Rosiana ( Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta)
Bardosono, Saptawati ( Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta)
Article Info   ABSTRACT
Published date:
31 Jul 2012
 
Introduction: Plantar fasciitis causes pain in the heel and medial arch of the foot that can interfere daily activities. Taping the plantar fasciitis will reduce pain by reducing strain on the plantar fascia during standing and ambulation. The objective of this study is to determine the effect of taping on pain and walking speed. Methods: Fifteen subjects in intervention group received taping and ultrasound diathermy therapy for one week, while control group only received ultrasound therapy. Pain measured by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and the walking speed is measured in meters/second. Results: VAS score started to differ significantly on the first day after treatment (p=0.008) and continues until the last day of evaluation. On the first day, the VAS score improved significantly (p= 0.002), but not in the following days. Multivariate analysis of repeated measurements showed VAS scores in each group decreased significantly (p<0.001), but the decrease in taping group were better compared with control group (p=0.004).Conclusion: The combination of taping and ultrasound diathermy for people with plantar fasciitis can be used as a modality to reduce pain more quickly. J Indon Med Assoc. 2012;62:259-63.Keywords: plantar fasciitis, taping, ultrasound diathermy, walking speed, visual analog scale
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