TAPPING APPLICATION REDUCES PAIN INTENSITY AND INCREASES RANGE OF MOTION ON UPPER TRAPEZIUS MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS: A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL

  • Haytham M Elhafez
  • Alshaymaa S Abd El-Azeim
  • Salah Eldin B Ahmed
  • Amira H Draz
  • Omaima M Kattabei
Keywords: Keywords: Kinesiotape, pain intensity, Range of motion, Myofascial trigger points.

Abstract

Purpose: This study was designed to inspect the effects of kinesiotape (KT) on pain intensity and range of motion at upper trapezius myofascial trigger points.

Methods: pre and post randomized clinical designed on forty subjects with active trigger points. They divided randomly into two equal groups. Group "A" received KT for 72 hours while group "B" (control group) didn’t receive any treatment but follow instructions. Pain intensity and range of motion were measured before and after completion of treatment.

Results: Statistical analysis (t-test) shown that there was a significant difference at pain intensity and range of motion at group "A" as (p<0.05) but there was no significant difference at pain intensity and range of motion at group "B" as (p˃ 0.05).

Conclusion: KT is an effective method in treatment of subjects with active trigger points at upper trapezius myofascial trigger points.

Published
2019-05-17
How to Cite
M Elhafez, H., S Abd El-Azeim, A., B Ahmed, S. E., H Draz, A., & M Kattabei, O. (2019). TAPPING APPLICATION REDUCES PAIN INTENSITY AND INCREASES RANGE OF MOTION ON UPPER TRAPEZIUS MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS: A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL. SVU-International Journal of Physical Therapy and Science, 1(1), 30-39. Retrieved from http://portal.svu.edu.eg/index.php/ijpts/article/view/100
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