Conventional Tape versus Kinesiotape for Hallux Valgus Correction
By | 01 January 2017
Type:Randomized
Sample Size:30
Outcome:Positive


Aim

This study was commenced to compare the effect of Kinesiotape (KT) versus conventional tape (CT) on HVA and IMA as well as the intensity of pain from HV deformity.

Methodology

Female patients with age 45 to 60 years and diagnosed with mild to moderate HV were included in the study. The foot pain intensity was assessed by visual analogue scale (VAS) before applying tape and after completion of the study.

Results

The outcome measures of pain intensity showed a non-significant difference between both groups before intervention (p>0.05). Within both KT and CT groups, the pre-and post-treatment scores were significantly different (p>0.05). In the comparison of the posttreatment scores, there was a significant difference (p>0.05) between both groups favouring the KT group..

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