Next Article in Journal
Validation of Cognitive Rehabilitation as a Balance Rehabilitation Strategy in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial
Previous Article in Journal
Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia–Current Strategies for Enhanced Recovery after Cardiac Surgery
Article

The Influence of Short-Term Kinesiology Taping on Foot Anthropometry and Pain in Patients Suffering from Hallux Valgus

Department of Basic Biomedical Science, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, 41-205 Katowice, Poland
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Jan Bilski
Medicina 2021, 57(4), 313; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina57040313
Received: 2 March 2021 / Revised: 20 March 2021 / Accepted: 24 March 2021 / Published: 26 March 2021
Background and Objectives: Hallux valgus, one of the most common foot disorders, contributes to the formation of pain, changes foot proportions and hinders everyday functioning. In this study we wanted to verify if kinesiology taping improves hallux valgus and affects the position as well as reducing pain. Materials and Methods: Forty feet with hallux valgus were examined and the parameters were measured at three stages: before the kinesiology taping was applied, just after its application and after a month of use. Measurements were taken with a 3D scanner and a baropodometric platform. Results: When taping was applied, the hallux valgus angle decreased statistically significantly compared with pre-taping (p < 0.01). The use of taping for a month significantly reduced this angle compared with pre-taping (p < 0.05). Parameters such as foot length, the surface of the hindfoot and forefoot and hindfoot pressure on the ground changed. A change in the hallux position due to the taping produced significant changes in the perception of pain (p < 0.001). Conclusion: Kinesiology taping acts on the hallux valgus and foot position mechanically. This makes kinesiology taping an effective method of conservative treatment for patients who are not qualified for surgery. View Full-Text
Keywords: hallux valgus; foot; kinesiology taping; anthropometry of foot; pain hallux valgus; foot; kinesiology taping; anthropometry of foot; pain
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Żłobiński, T.; Stolecka-Warzecha, A.; Hartman-Petrycka, M.; Błońska-Fajfrowska, B. The Influence of Short-Term Kinesiology Taping on Foot Anthropometry and Pain in Patients Suffering from Hallux Valgus. Medicina 2021, 57, 313. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina57040313

AMA Style

Żłobiński T, Stolecka-Warzecha A, Hartman-Petrycka M, Błońska-Fajfrowska B. The Influence of Short-Term Kinesiology Taping on Foot Anthropometry and Pain in Patients Suffering from Hallux Valgus. Medicina. 2021; 57(4):313. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina57040313

Chicago/Turabian Style

Żłobiński, Tobiasz; Stolecka-Warzecha, Anna; Hartman-Petrycka, Magdalena; Błońska-Fajfrowska, Barbara. 2021. "The Influence of Short-Term Kinesiology Taping on Foot Anthropometry and Pain in Patients Suffering from Hallux Valgus" Medicina 57, no. 4: 313. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina57040313

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop