The Effects Of Kinesio Tape On The Treatment Of Lateral Epicondylitis

Study Design: Randomized clinical trial.
Introduction: KinesioTape (KT) is a noninvasive method to treat pain and muscular dysfunction.

Purpose: To investigate the effect of KT with and without tension on pain intensity, pain pressure threshold, grip
strength and disability in individuals with lateral epicondylitis, and myofacial trigger points in fore arm muscles.

Methods: Thirty women with lateral epicondylitis and myofacial trigger point in forearm muscles were randomly assigned to KT with tension and placebo (KT without tension). The treatment was provided 3 times in one week, and outcome measures were assess pre-post treatment.

Results: The mean score of visual analogue scale (VAS) during activity decreased significantly from 6.4 and 6 pretest to 2.53 and 4.66 posttest, respectively, for the KT with and without tension groups. Themean score of Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand decreased significantly from 16.82 and 22.79 pretest to 8.65 and 8.29 posttest, respectively, for the KT with and without tension groups. A paired t-test revealed a significant reduction in VAS during activity and Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand before and after treatment in both groups (P < .05). Pain pressure threshold, grip strength, and VAS using an algometer revealed no significant differences. The study showed no significant difference in variables immediately after intervention.
Discussion: Improvements in functional disability were superior when KT was used with tension, than obtained with a placebo-no tension application.

Conclusion: The application of KT produces an improvement in pain intensityand upper extremity disability
in subjects with LE andMTPin forearmmuscles, andKT with tensionwas moreeffective thanplacebo group.

Level of Evidence: NA.
Trial Registration Number: 100-216.
2017 Hanley & Belfus, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Kinesio® cannot be understood without understanding our story. Dr. Kenzo Kase developed the Kinesio Taping® Method in the 1970s to fill a void in the treatment options that were available at that time. He was searching for a way to facilitate the body’s natural healing process and prolong the benefits of his treatment after his patients left his clinic. Through his education as a chiropractor, his innate ability to sense internal pain and dysfunction through the skin and his creative therapeutic mind, Dr. Kase was able to develop new methods of treating his diagnoses. Among these methods, Kinesio® Taping industry was born and soon all other therapeutic elastic tape companies built upon Kinesio tape and methods.

The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.

Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio® Tex Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.

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