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Kinesiotaping in Lateral Epicondylitis

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Marmara University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Lateral Epicondylitis

Treatments

Other: Sham taping
Device: Kinesiotaping
Other: Exercise

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03074500
09.2017.004

Details and patient eligibility

About

The aim of this study is to compare the effects of kinesiology taping with exercise, sham taping with exercise and exercise alone for lateral epicondylitis.

Full description

Lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow is a often-encountered disorder of elbow which is characterized by tenderness and pain over lateral epicondylitis of humerus and grip weakness. The annual incidence of lateral epicondylitis has been reported to be %1-3 in general population. Lateral epicondylitis is commonly associated with repetitive overuse of wrist, activities including strong grip which in turn cause microtears and degenerative changes over the common origin of wrist and finger extensors on lateral epicondyle. New researches have shown that the underlying mechanism is degenerative rather than inflammatory. It has been proposed that the cause of pain may be mechanical discontinuity of collagen fibers or biochemical irritation that results from damaged tendon tissue that activates nociceptors. It has been suggested that eccentric loading has been shown to assist with tendon rehabilitation by improving collagen alignment and stimulating collagen cross-linkage formation, both of which can improve tensile strength.

Kinesio taping (KT) which is a new application of adhesive taping was designed by Kenzo Kase to avoid unwanted effects of conventional taping such as restricting range of motion (ROM) and limiting functional activities. The recommended tape application methods are outlined in 'Clinical Therapeutic Applications of the Kinesio Taping Method' 8. Elastic therapeutic tape has been designed to allow for a longitudinal stretch of up to 140% of its resting length and has been designed to approximate the elastic qualities of the human skin. In particular, the application of the tape over stretched muscle to create convolutions in the skin has been hypothesized to reduce pressure in the mechanoreceptors below the dermis, thereby decreasing nociceptive stimuli. Another mechanism which is claimed by the proponent of the tape is that convolutions are raised ridges of the tape and the skin that are thought to decompress underlying structures and allow for enhanced circulation by increased subcutaneous space. In the last few years, the use of KT has become increasingly popular in rehabilitation programs as an adjunct in the treatment. However, scientific evidence about its effect is insufficient.

The aim of this study is to compare the effects of kinesiology taping with exercise, sham taping with exercise and exercise alone for lateral epicondylitis.

Enrollment

30 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 60 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  1. Having had symptoms less than 12 weeks
  2. Tenderness and pain over lateral epicondylitis
  3. Provocation of the lateral elbow pain with at least one of the following tests - resisted middle finger extension (Maudley's test), resisted wrist extension or passive stretch of wrist extensors (Mill's test).

Exclusion criteria

  1. Cervical spondylosis or radiculopathy
  2. Diabetes mellitus
  3. Neuropathy
  4. Arthritis in the upper extremities
  5. History of injection and physical therapy for lateral epicondylitis within the last three months
  6. Pregnancy
  7. History of surgery or acute trauma in the elbow
  8. Allergy to tape

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

30 participants in 3 patient groups

Kinesiotaping
Experimental group
Description:
Kinesio taping by using space correction and fascia correction techniques every 3 days for 2 weeks in addition to exercises
Treatment:
Other: Exercise
Device: Kinesiotaping
Sham taping
Sham Comparator group
Description:
Sham taping without using any techniques every 3 days for 2 weeks in addition to exercises
Treatment:
Other: Exercise
Other: Sham taping
Control
Other group
Description:
Stretching and strengthening exercises of wrist
Treatment:
Other: Exercise

Trial documents
2

Trial contacts and locations

1

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