Effectiveness of Cupping Therapy Versus Myofascial Release (MFR) in Reducing Gastrocnemius Muscle Tightness in High Heels Users – A Comparative Study


Authors : Arpita A Pawar; Dr. Varsha A Kulkarni

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 7 - July

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7957393

Abstract : Walking is the most common form of human locomotion. From a motor control perspective difficulty of walking is the use of high heeled shoes. The use of high heels is widespread in modern society in professional and social contests. An increase in heel height forces the foot, leading to injuries. Cupping therapy has already been used in various health conditions These applications may result in local stretching, releasing the muscle and decreasing local stiffness. Myofascial release technique (MFR) has been applied to the rehabilitation treatment of musculoskeletal injuries it helps reduce fibrous adhesion, MFR is whole body, hand on approach for evaluation and treatment of the human structure its focus facial system.  Aim To assess the effectiveness of dynamic cupping versus myofascial release (MFR) for patient with gastrocnemius muscle tightness and to find out if there is an improvement in ankle dorsiflexion ROM.  Method The study involves 100 females with gastrocnemius muscle tightness and use high heels on daily basis, cupping therapy was given to RT leg and myofascial release(MFR) was given to LT leg in same person for 3 sessions with 1day interval in between every session and assessed post interval of both groups.  Result The result showed cupping therapy and myofascial release(MFR) both are effective in reducing muscle tightness but cupping therapy shown immediate effect in reducing muscle tightness (mean value 13.7) than MFR (mean value12.5)(p value 0.004).  Conclusion Cupping therapy is more beneficial than myofascial release(MFR) in reducing gastrocnemius muscle

Keywords : Cupping Therapy, Myofascial Release(MFR), Gastrocnemius Muscle, High Heels

Walking is the most common form of human locomotion. From a motor control perspective difficulty of walking is the use of high heeled shoes. The use of high heels is widespread in modern society in professional and social contests. An increase in heel height forces the foot, leading to injuries. Cupping therapy has already been used in various health conditions These applications may result in local stretching, releasing the muscle and decreasing local stiffness. Myofascial release technique (MFR) has been applied to the rehabilitation treatment of musculoskeletal injuries it helps reduce fibrous adhesion, MFR is whole body, hand on approach for evaluation and treatment of the human structure its focus facial system.  Aim To assess the effectiveness of dynamic cupping versus myofascial release (MFR) for patient with gastrocnemius muscle tightness and to find out if there is an improvement in ankle dorsiflexion ROM.  Method The study involves 100 females with gastrocnemius muscle tightness and use high heels on daily basis, cupping therapy was given to RT leg and myofascial release(MFR) was given to LT leg in same person for 3 sessions with 1day interval in between every session and assessed post interval of both groups.  Result The result showed cupping therapy and myofascial release(MFR) both are effective in reducing muscle tightness but cupping therapy shown immediate effect in reducing muscle tightness (mean value 13.7) than MFR (mean value12.5)(p value 0.004).  Conclusion Cupping therapy is more beneficial than myofascial release(MFR) in reducing gastrocnemius muscle

Keywords : Cupping Therapy, Myofascial Release(MFR), Gastrocnemius Muscle, High Heels

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