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THE EFFECTIVENESS OF POSITIONAL RELEASE THERAPY IN MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS ASSOCIATED WITH RECURRENT LATERAL ANKLE SPRAIN’-A CASE STUDY

V. S. Viswanath* and Dr. S. P. Rajalakshmi

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The objective of the study was to analyse the effectiveness of Positional release therapy (PRT) on Myofascial trigger point seen on Peroneous muscles due to recurrent ankle sprain. An active search of trigger point was performed and the points were considered to be active when both local and referred pain evoked by manual palpations reproduced a deep aching pain. The patient was evaluated before and after treatment with.[1] Pain intensity during manual palpation with visual analogue scale (VAS scale).[2] Active Range of Motion (AROM) of ankle joint. There was a significant decrease in the pain symptoms observed after the treatment, with the significant increase in AROM. It was concluded that PRT may be an effective treatment for pain and increase in AROM for reduction of pain and increase in AROM caused by trigger point due to recurrent lateral ankle sprain suggesting that its use as an alternative adjunct to other therapies.

Keywords: PRT-Trigger point-Recurrent Lateral ankle sprain.


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