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Effect of ischaemic compression versus kinesiotape on patellar tendinitis

Shimaa H. Mohamed
1
,
Ghada E. Mohamed
2
,
Dalia M. Mosaad
2
,
Alshaymaa S. Abdelazeim
2
,
Ahmed F. Genedy
3
,
Haytham M. Elhafez
2

1.
Physical Therapy Department, Alhawamdyia National Hospital, Giza, Egypt
2.
Basic Science Department, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
3.
Military Medical Academy and Agouza Rehabilitation Center, Giza, Egypt
Physiother Quart. 2021;29(1):47–55
Online publish date: 2021/04/13
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Introduction
The goal of this study was to compare the impact of ischaemic compression and kinesiotape on pain, physical function, and resting myoelectric activity of vastus medialis and vastus lateralis muscles in patients with unilateral acute patellar tendinitis.

Material and methods
Overall, 33 patients were randomly assigned to 3 equal groups. Group A received ischaemic compression and conventional treatment of patellar tendinitis. Group B received kinesiotape and conventional treatment of patellar tendinitis. Group C received only conventional treatment. Each patient received 3 sessions per week for 1 month. Pain intensity, physical function, and resting myoelectric activity were measured before, after, and after another 2 weeks of completion of the study.

Results
The results showed a statistically significant improvement in all the variables between the pre-intervention, post-intervention, and follow-up evaluations in the 3 groups (p < 0.05).

Conclusions
Kinesiotape is more effective than ischaemic compression in decreasing pain intensity level, improving physical function, and enhancing the activity of vastus lateralis and vastus medialis muscles in patients with unilateral acute patellar tendinitis.

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kinesiotape, ischaemic compression, patellar tendinitis, resting myoelectric activity

 
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