International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Conventional Tape versus Kinesiotape for Hallux Valgus Correction

Author(s): Nadia Lotfy Radwan, Mervat Abdelrahman Mohamed, Abeer Ramadan Ibrahim

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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