Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2019)
Immediate effect of ankle manual distraction on pressure pain threshold in peons
Author(s): Vedika R Gandhi, Dr. Keerthi Rao
Abstract: Background: Ankle joint is the most common joint involved in people who are involved in working for long duration which demands standing continuously. This usually results in pain, decreased ROM which eventually results in work disability. By using ankle manual distraction on ankle joint pain pressure threshold can be increased which will help in limiting the pain and increase the ROM. Objective: The objective of this study was to find out the effectiveness of ankle manual distraction on pain pressure threshold in peons. Method: Study involved 30participants (peons). Pain pressure threshold with the help of a pressure algometer were taken pre and post intervention and then data analysis was done using paired “t” test. Outcome Measure: The outcome measure was the pressure algometer. Result: The data of the present study was analyzed using statistical method of paired t test. The result showed statistically highly significant increase in the pain pressure threshold post distraction. T value was 9.907 which is considered as highly significant Conclusion: From the present study we conclude that ankle manual distraction increases the pain pressure threshold in peons.