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Manual therapy vs conventional therapy for plantar fasciitis

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by NewsBot, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. NewsBot

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    EFFECT OF MANUAL THERAPY VERSUS CONVENTIONAL THERAPY IN PATIENTS WITH PLANTAR FASCIITIS – A COMPARATIVE STUDY
    Shashwat Prakash, Anand Misra
    Int J Physiother Res 2014;2(1):378-82.
     
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

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    Re: Manual theray vs conventional therapy for plantar fasciitis

    Here is my evaluation:
    - no sample size calculation (and 15 in each group is probably not going to be adequate)
    - 30 subjects "equally divided into two groups by random sampling" - how do you do that?
    - follow up was only 3 weeks
    - no data on characteristics of the two groups (duration, weight, age; etc)
    - the conventional treatment group got ultrasound, stretching, strengthening and ice ---- hardly what I would call conventional
    - there was a massive improvement in both groups -- ???? Hawthorne effect; they needed a non-treatment placebo group; no stat differences in two parameters measured at baseline, but stat differences at follow-up --- HOWEVER, given the big improvement in both groups, is the statistical difference of any clinical significance?
     
  3. Ian Linane

    Ian Linane Well-Known Member

    Re: Manual theray vs conventional therapy for plantar fasciitis

    Craig
    Given your academic and research background you can likely find the flaws in a research paper that are small and may have little bearing and those flaws that are significant and have significant bearing. For the lies of myself it would probably take several readings!!

    The question though is if on a single reading you are able to find the above concerns how was the project passed for publication?
     
  4. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

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    Its a crap new journal and the article probably had no or very inadequate peer review. Just look at the typos on the journals home page: http://ijmhr.org/ijpr.html
    Some of the issues surrounding this journal are similar to those that are occuring around the Journal of Clinical Research on Foot & Ankle (discussed here: www.podiatry-arena.com/podiatry-forum/showthread.php?t=85159 )

    All decent journals will not publish a RCT that does not adhere to the CONSORT statement for the analysis and reporting of RCT's - that study does not come close, so no decent journal would have published it.
     
  5. Ian Linane

    Ian Linane Well-Known Member

    Re: Manual theray vs conventional therapy for plantar fasciitis

    Thanks Craig.
     
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    Effect of Short duration Targeted Manual Therapy Approach in Plantar Fascitis – a Randomized Control Trial
    Kumar Sanjiv, Professor, Motimath Basvaraj, Asst. Prof.
    Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy - An International Journal Year : 2015, Volume : 9, Issue : 1
     
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    IMMEDIATE EFFECT OF THREE SOFT TISSUE MANIPULATION TECHNIQUES ON PAIN RESPONSE AND FLEXIBILITY IN CHRONIC PLANTAR FASCIITIS: A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL
    Renu B.Pattanshetty, Amit S.Raikar
    Int J Physiother Res 2015;3(1):875-884. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2015.101
     
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    The Effect of Additional Ankle and Midfoot Mobilizations on Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Anat Shashua, MPT, Shlomo Flechter, MD, PhD, Liat Avidan, BPT, Dani Ofir, BPT, Alex Melayev, BPT, Leonid Kalichman, PT, PhD
    J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, Epub 4 Mar 2015. doi:10.2519/jospt.2015.5155
     
  9. daisyboi

    daisyboi Active Member

    So I started reading this paper and at the very outset I found "Plantar fasciitis is a non-inflammatory
    degenerative syndrome of the plantar fascia resulting from repeated trauma at its origin on the calcaneus." This may or may not be correct but I rather thought that the suffix "itis" inferred an inflammatory state. I decided to look out the paper that is referenced for this claim but it does not seem to exist.
    "Kwong PK, Kay D, Voner PT, White MV. Plantar
    fasciitis: mechanics and pathomechanics of
    treatment. Clin Sports Med. 1988; 7(1): 119-26."

    I don't suppose anybody happens to have a copy?
     
  10. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    It definitely exists: http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/3044618

    Also worth looking up Harvey Lemont's paper from JAPMA in 2003 if this is a topic that interests you.
     
  11. daisyboi

    daisyboi Active Member

    Thanks Griff, I got as far as the abstract but when you try to get the full paper from the journals own website it says it doesn't exist.
     
  12. NewsBot

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    Effectiveness of Subtalar Joint Mobilization in Plantar Heel Pain
    Heggannavar Anand, Gupta Ravi Kumar
    Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy - An International Journal
    Year : 2015, Volume : 9, Issue : 2

     
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    Effectiveness of routine physical therapy with and without manual therapy in treatment of plantar fasciitis
    Imran Ghafoor, Ashfaq Ahmad, Junaid Ijaz Gondal.
    IRMJ. 2016; 41(1): 2-6
     
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    The symptomatic and functional effects of manual physical therapy on plantar heel pain: a systematic review
    John J. Mischke, Dhinu J. Jayaseelan, Josiah D. Sault & Alicia J. Emerson Kavchak
    Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy; 26 Apr 2016
     
  15. David Smith

    David Smith Well-Known Member

    Reading the paper (Well skimming it) there is one area of concern that immediately stands out for me:

    The are aspects of the treatment that appear in both protocols
    there is positive change in reported pain relief in both
    So how do we know that it wasn't the common interventions that accounted for the greatest change?
    At the end of the day it comes to the fact that stretching with manual therapy is a little better than just stretching ; it doesn't really say much about the effectiveness of manual therapy.

    Dave
     
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    Comparison of Effectiveness of Myofascial Release Technique and Cyriax Technique on Pain Response and Flexibility in Patients with Chronic Plantar Fascitis
    Shenoy Shweta, Yeole Pritesh, Kaur Amrit
    Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy - An International Journal
    Year : 2016, Volume : 10, Issue : 3

     
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    The effect of Cyriax (Transverse frictional massage)
    on pain and function in patients with plantar fasciitis
    randomized controlled trial study

    Trupti Chandrakant Rasal and Dr. Kiran Jeswani
    International Journal of Applied Research 2018; 4(5): 27-35
     
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    A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN MANUAL THERAPY AND
    CONVENTIONAL THERAPY IN CASE OF PLANTAR FASCIITIS

    Mukesh Kumar Goyal
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    EFFECTIVENESS OF MULLIGAN’S MOBILIZATION TECHNIQUES IN THE TREATMENT OF PLANTAR FASCIITIS
    Sonia Munir et al
    International Journal of Rehabilitation Sciences (IJRS), [S.l.], v. 7, n. 02, p. 7-9, dec. 2018.
     
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