Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ms Ferdowsi univercity of Mashhad

2 Ferdowsi univercity of Mashhad


Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain that there are many treatment methods for it. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of 8 week aquatic exercise in patient with plantar fasciitis.
45 participant with plantar fasciitis were recruited. Participants allocated in 2 groups, exercise (n=30) and control (n=15). The training program consisted of 8 weeks (average 53 min, 3 days) progressive aquatic training involving plantar fascia & calf muscle stretching, and intrinsic foot muscles strengthening. Evaluated variable including Pain in the morning were measured in both groups. The data were analyzed using independent and dependent T-test at threshold of 0.05. in the experimental group patient, pain in the morning showed a significant difference end of 8 weeks. Furthermore, the difference was significant compared with the control group. So, 8 weeks progressive aquatic exercise reduces pain in the morning of patients with plantar fasciitis.


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