Effects Of Muscle Energy Versus Counter Strain Technique on Pain, Function and Satisfaction Level in Planter Fasciitis

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Updated on 4 October 2022


Previous studies has discussed the effects of muscle energy technique and counterstrain technique in upper trapezius and low back pain but no comparative study is found on planter fasciitis patients. In this study we are going to compare the effects of muscle energy technique and counterstrain technique with routine physical therapy in relation with pain, functional status and satisfaction level in planter fasciitis patients


Heel pain is one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal diseases of the lower limb, affecting both physically active and sedentary people. Amongst the possible causes, planter fasciitis is one of the most common cause of heel pain.

Planter fasciitis is a degenerative syndrome resulting from the repeated injury at its origin on the calcaneus. Its most common symptom is discomfort in the plantar area of the foot and, more specifically, in the inferior part of the heel. It is frequently more intense while taking your first steps in the morning or after a period of physical inactivity, and it worsens with prolonged standing or weight-lifting activities. It is not frequently linked to nocturnal discomfort or paresthesia.

Different physiotherapy treatment conventions help in pain relieving for example, rest, taping, stretching, orthosis-night brace, Silicon heel cups and myofascial release. This study will compare the effects of Muscle Energy Technique versus Counterstrain Technique in patients with plantar Fasciitis.

Condition Plantar Fasciitis
Treatment Muscle Energy Technique, Counterstrain Technique, Counterstrain Technique
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05424341
SponsorUniversity of Lahore
Last Modified on4 October 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Age 20 to 68 years
Both male and female
Patients are clinical diagnosed by the orthopedic surgeon
Patients present with pain that persist for more than 4 weeks in heel and planter surface of foot
Pain with the first steps after inactivity

Exclusion Criteria

• Patients with history of ankle and foot fracture
Congenital or acquired deformity of ankle and foot
Patients with arthritis
Pervious history of surgery for planter fasciitis
Patients use an assistive device for walking
Patients use corticosteroid injection in heel
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