Background: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a major public health problem. Prevalence of knee OA is 34-45%in Indian population with clinical symptoms of pain, reduced muscle strength and knee function.
Objective: This study to determine the effectiveness of additional kinesiotaping (KT) over the conventional physiotherapy on pain, quadriceps strength and functional disability in knee osteoarthritis participants.
Methods: A randomized controlled study.30 knee osteoarthritis individuals were recruited and randomly allocated in to two groups (conventional PT & kinesiotaping plus conventional PT; N=15 in each group). Both groups received the same conventional PT program of muscle stretching and strengthening exercises for 3 weeks and the KT group additionally received kinesiotaping at thrice per week for three weeks. All the groups underwent 3 weeks of supervised intervention program. NPRS, HHD and modified WOMAC for knee pain, quadriceps strength and knee functional disability were recorded at baseline and after three weeks of interventions.
Results: Comparing pretreatment and 3rd week values, significant improvements were found in pain, quadriceps strength and functional performance of both groups (p
knee OA, CPT, kinesiotaping, NPRS, HHD, quadriceps strength & modified WOMAC.