Comparison of the Kinesio Taping، Massage and Kinesio Taping- Massage Techniques Effects on the Knee Pain of girl Students with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
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Paper ID : 1683-11THCONF
1shahrekord university
2Associate Professor in Corrective Exercises and Sport Injury, School of Sports Sciences, University of shahrekord, shahrekord, Iran
3Shahrekord university
Introduction: The aim of the present study was to compare the effects of kinesio taping، massage and Kinesio Taping- Massage techniques on the knee pain of girl Students with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS).
Methodology: Sixty participants (23±3year old, 164.5±5.8 cm, 57.39 ± 8.6 kg) with PFPS from the girl students of Shahrekord University, participated in this study. Three groups of experimental and one control group were formed in the same way, which included: 1- Experimental group of kinesio taping. 2- Experimental group of massage. 3- Experimental group kinesio taping and Massage. 4- Control subjects without any treatment protocols. The duration of the research period was six weeks and three sessions at week. For the kinesio taping group, the tape was replaced three times a week. The massage group received massage for 7 to 8 minutes for foot with patellofemoral pain syndrome. In the group of kinesio taping and Massage, at first subjects received massage and after 10 minutes, that oil was absorbed, the leg washed by the subject, and then tape was attached. Knee pain was measured by VAS (Visual Analog Scale) after and before to the interventions. A paired t-test was used to determine pre- and post-experiment differences, and one-way analysis of variance was performed to investigate intergroup differences. The least significant difference (LSD) was used for post-hoc analysis. The significance level was set at 0.05.
Results: After six weeks of intervention the results showed significant pain decline on kinesio taping, massage and combined kinesio taping – massage group (p<0.05). The combined group had a higher pain r elief than the kinesio taping and massage groups, the massage group compared to the kinesio taping group.
Discussion: Based on the finding of this study, it was concluded that using kinesio taping and massage may reduce pain and improve the function of patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome. It seems that kinesio taping and massage is a safe and inexpensive non-surgical treatment for relieving patellofemoral pain syndrome symptoms. However, due to the greater impact of massages on the kinesio taping, the higher cost of the kinesio taping and the easier and more accessible massage by the individual itself, it seems that massage is a better option than kinesio taping to improve knee pain.