The effect of Cyriax (Transverse friction massage) on pain and functions in patients with plantar fasciitis.
Background: There is limited study available which support that Cyriax’s (transverse friction massage) can be used as intervention in management of plantar fasciitis.
Study design: Experimental Study.
Methods: The ethical clearance was taken from 30 diagnosed patients of plantar fasciitis and then selected by simple random sampling into 2 equal groups naming group A and group B. Pre and post outcome measures were taken from the patients Numerating Pain Rating Sacle ;other one is Foot and Ankle Ability Measure scale (FAAM) Activities of Daily Living Subscale. Subjects in group A underwent treatment Cyriax (transverse friction massage) along with Conventional therapy. Subjects in group B underwent only conventional therapy which includes stretching of plantar fascia, soleus, gastroceimus; toe raise, heel raise, towel curling, thera band exercise for plantar flexors and dorsi flexors along with the ultrasound.
Results: The intra-group mean differences in pre and post values for group A 46.6+6.0, 78.5+7.8; 8.24+1.2, 3.5+0.7of FAAM and NPRS respectively; where as in group B are 51.9+10.5, 94.7+2.2; 7.5+1.1, 4.1+0.6 FAAM, NPRS respectively.
Conclusion: The present study it was found that the additional Cyriax (transverse friction massage) is more significantly effective on pain as compared to Conventional therapy while Conventional therapy is more significantly effective on function as compared to Cyriax(transverse frictional massage) in patients of Plantar fasciitis.