Kinesio taping is not effective in elderly with knee OA

…a randomized controlled trial

Knee osteoarthritis is associated with along list of signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal dysfunction: pain, swelling, crepitation, decreased range of movement, joint laxity, bony outgrowths called osteophytes, changes in the congruence of the joint surfaces, and consequent impairment in balance and gait.

Kinesio Tape is brightly coloured, elastic strapping tape that has been widely promoted as having effects on many of the signs and symptoms listed above. However, a recent study by a group of physiotherapists in Brazil does not support the claims that it is effective.


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