International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 7 (2017)

Effect of low dye taping and faradic foot bath in subjects with flat foot: A randomised clinical trial


Santosh Metgud, Charleen D’Silva, Anand Heggannavar

Flatfoot may occur in up to 20% of adults, many of whom are flexible and have no resulting difficulties. But as the condition progresses it leads to various biomechanical alterations in posture which further deteriorates the quality of life of an individual. The objective was to evaluate and compare the effects of low dye taping and faradic foot bath using navicular drop test and arch index in subjects with flat foot. 34 subjects with functional flat feet with mean age of 22.11 ± 2.74 years were included. The subjects were randomly allocated, with 17 subjects in each group and were assigned to 2 groups: Low dye taping (Group A) and Faradic foot bath (Group B). Demographic data was collected and navicular drop height and arch index was measured pre and post the 3 weeks intervention. The results showed that the percentage change in the navicular drop height post the intervention in Group A was 35.92% and in Group B was 39.66%. A mean change in the arch index was 0.0005 ± 0.002 in Group A and 0.0005 ± 0.002 in Group B. Whereas, there was no statistically significant difference found between the groups. It was concluded that low dye taping and faradic foot bath was equally effective in reducing the navicular drop height and the arch index in subjects with flat foot.
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How to cite this article:
Santosh Metgud, Charleen D’Silva, Anand Heggannavar. Effect of low dye taping and faradic foot bath in subjects with flat foot: A randomised clinical trial. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 4, Issue 7, 2017, Pages 467-471
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development