The Effects of Exercise and Kinesio Tape on Physical Limitations in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis
AbstractThe aim of this study was to investigate the effects of kinesio taping (KT) in combination with moderate adapted exercise on the functional outcome of patients with knee osteoarthritis. We included 66 patients who presented pain and functional impairment with osteoarthritis. At the end of the treatment, only 57 patients remained because nine patients were excluded. Patients were randomly allocated to three treatment groups: (1) exercise group; (2) exercise KT with tension application (stabilizing effect) group; (3) exercise KT without tension application (draining effect) group. We used different methods of investigation: the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index, the Visual Analogue Scaling Score for Pain, the Timed Up and Go test and analgesic consumption. Our results showed a reduction in knee pain, improvement in knee function and also less need for medication in patients with knee osteoarthritis treated with kinesio taping in combination with exercise for, at least, a period of three months. In conclusion, we can assert that therapeutic knee kinesio taping in association with a moderate adapted training is an effective method for the management of pain and disability limitations in patients with knee osteoarthritis. View Full-Text
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Castrogiovanni, P.; Di Giunta, A.; Guglielmino, C.; Roggio, F.; Romeo, D.; Fidone, F.; Imbesi, R.; Loreto, C.; Castorina, S.; Musumeci, G. The Effects of Exercise and Kinesio Tape on Physical Limitations in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis. J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2016, 1, 355-368.
Castrogiovanni P, Di Giunta A, Guglielmino C, Roggio F, Romeo D, Fidone F, Imbesi R, Loreto C, Castorina S, Musumeci G. The Effects of Exercise and Kinesio Tape on Physical Limitations in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology. 2016; 1(4):355-368.Chicago/Turabian Style
Castrogiovanni, Paola; Di Giunta, Angelo; Guglielmino, Claudia; Roggio, Federico; Romeo, Domenico; Fidone, Federica; Imbesi, Rosa; Loreto, Carla; Castorina, Sergio; Musumeci, Giuseppe. 2016. "The Effects of Exercise and Kinesio Tape on Physical Limitations in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis." J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 1, no. 4: 355-368.