Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Visual Analog Scale


A Randomized Control Study of Comparison of Standard Care versusUltrasonography Guided Single Dose of MethylprednisoloneAcetate Injection for Planar Fasciopathy

Keshav Dev, Amar Singh Meena, Mahesh Meena, Mrinal Joshi

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 1344-1354

Objectives:Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition but can be self-limiting condition.
Among the different treatment which exit, physiotherapy and corticosteroid injection
are effective and popular. In this study, the author evaluated the efficacy of standard
care versus ultrasonography guided single dose of methylprednisolone acetate injection
for planar fasciopathy.
Design:This randomized clinical trial conducted in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
department of S M S medical college.
Method:Patients were allocated to standard care physiotherapy group (n=35) and
ultrasonography guided steroid injection group (n=35) equally. Pain and functional
ability on a visual analog scale (VAS), plantar fascia thickness and Foot Ankle
Disability Index (FADI) were evaluated at baseline and at 6 weeks after treatment.
Results:The mean age was not different between both groups (40.60±10.64 years versus
41.43±9.66 years, p=0.734). There was a reduction in VAS from baseline to weeks 6
(after treatment) (65.315±7.182 vs 32.57±4.235, respectively) (P<0.001). PF thickness at
6 weeks significantly reduced to 3.895±0.18 compared to baseline (P<0.001).FADI had a
considerable improved at week 6 (76.675±2.131) compared to baseline (62.915±1.823)
(P<0.001).
Conclusion:Both interventions caused improvement in pain and functional ability 2
months after treatment. Although inter difference were not significant.

A comparative study of diclofenac suppository versus topical 2% diltiazem gel in post-operative pain relief after open hemorrhoidectomy

Dr. Vinayaka , Dr. Meti Gowreesh, Dr. Vinay G, Dr. Mahadevaswamy KM

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 2331-2335

Hemorrhoids are one of the most common anorectal diseases. Hemorrhoidectomy still stands as the most effective treatment for high grade hemorrhoids and postoperative acute pain as an expected result of hemorrhoidectomy has been experienced by thousands of patients all over the world and hence its only obstacle. Pain control using various invasive and noninvasive methods after hemorrhoidectomy has been constantly under debate and investigation. During the study period, 100 consecutive patients undergoing open hemorrhoidectomy under spinal anesthesia are allotted alternatively to each group. So 50 patients in each group of topical 2% diltiazem and diclofenac suppository. The diltiazem group yielded the lowest visual analog scale (VAS) score on post-operative day zero after surgery (p<0.05). The diclofenac group reported the lowest VAS score on following post-operative day one, two after surgery (p<0.05). There were no complications after treatment with either of these drugs. Topical use of diltiazem gel is appropriate for short-term pain control following hemorrhoidectomy, while diclofenac yields a more sustainable pain control.