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Title: Effects of Kinesio tape in individuals with lateral epicondylitis : a deceptive crossover trial
Authors: Au, IPH 
Fan, PCP
Lee, WY
Leong, MW
Tang, OY
An, WW 
Cheung, RT 
Keywords: EMG
Pain
Strength
Tennis elbow
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Source: Physiotherapy theory and practice, 2017, v. 33, no. 12, p. 914-919 How to cite?
Journal: Physiotherapy theory and practice 
Abstract: Objectives: To determine the true and immediate effect of applying Kinesio tape (KT) on the pain intensity, pain-free grip strength, maximal grip strength, and electromyographic activity with facilitatory KT, inhibitory KT, sham KT, and untaped condition in patients with lateral epicondylitis (LE) who were ignorant about KT. Design: Deceptive crossover trial. Participants: Thirty-three patients with unilateral chronic LE who were ignorant about KT, 30 of them were successfully deceived in this study. Interventions: Patients were randomly allocated into different sequences of four taping conditions: facilitatory KT, inhibitory KT, sham KT, and untaped condition. Outcome Measures: Pain intensity, pain-free grip strength, maximal grip strength, and electromyographic activity of wrist extensor muscles were assessed immediately after each tape application. Results: No significant differences in the pain intensity (p = 0.321, η2 = 0.04)MergeCell pain-free grip strength (p = 0.312, η 2 = 0.04)MergeCell maximal grip strength (p = 0.499, η2 = 0.03)MergeCell and electromyographic activity (maximal grip: p = 0.774, η2 = 0.01MergeCell and pain-free grip: p = 0.618, η2 = 0.02) were recorded among various taping conditions. Conclusions: Neither facilitatory nor inhibitory effects were observed between different application techniques of KT in patients with LE. Hence, alternative intervention should be used to manage LE.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/74541
ISSN: 0959-3985
DOI: 10.1080/09593985.2017.1359871
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