The Effect of Kinesiotaping on Pain, Balance and Falling Risks in Patients with Plantar Fasciitis


AYHAN M. Y., ÇAKAR E., GOKTEPE A. S., AĞIRMAN M.

Kocaeli Tıp Dergisi, vol.7, no.2, pp.92-97, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Name: Kocaeli Tıp Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.92-97
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Investigation of the effect of kinesiotapingon pain, balance, risk of falls and functional status in patientswith plantar fasciitis syndrome.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thrity patients with plantarfasciitis were divided into two groups randomly. Exercise andice application were suggested to both groups. Kinesiotapingwas applied to intervention group and placebo taping wasapplied to the other group. Patients were evaluated beforeintervention and one week after the intervention. We usedvisual analog scale (VAS) for pain evaluation. Foot FunctionIndex (FFI), Nottingham Health Profile were filled andmeasurements were taken with the Biodex Balance system toassess balance-and-falls risk.RESULTS: There was a decrease in VAS values in bothgroups but there was no statistically significant differencebetween the groups. A statistically significant difference wasfound in treatment group in FFI-Disability score in functionalcomparison.DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: It was found thatkinesiotaping for plantar fasciitis syndrome had a significanteffect on pain, but this effect did not make a statisticaldifference compared to placebo.