Application of Kinesio Taping® for Treatment of Sports Injuries Jolanta Zajt-Kwiatkowska, Elżbieta Rajkowska-Labon, Wojciech Skrobot, Stanisław Bakuła, Jolanta Szamotulska Research Yearbook 2007; 13(1):130-134 ICID: 499009
Article type: Original article
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Background. Injuries and straining of the motor system as a result of professional or recreational sports activity constitute an important problem for both the sufferer and medical personnel involved in treatment. The most common injuries involve traumas of joints and muscles as well as straining of the motor system. Modern competitive sports force the sportsmen and sportswomen who were injured to return to the contest arena as quickly as possible.
Material and methods. The aim of this article is the presentation of the method enhancing the therapy applied in sports medicine and known as Kinesio Taping®. This treatment method using cotton tapes of large elasticity (Kinesio Tex®) is used for the injuries of the upper and lower limbs as well as strains of the motor system. The method suggested by Dr Kenzo Kase, enhancing the
rehabilitation process regulates blood and lymph circulation and decreases
their concentration in the region of tissues deformed as a result of an injury or straining.This paper presents application Kinesio Text® for treatment in ankle sprain, epicondylalgia of brachial biceps muscle, inflammatory condition of long head of brachial biceps muscle, syndrome of tightness of the tibia front and lateral fascial compartment and inflammation of the plantar aponeurosis.
Results. Clinical observations after the application of KT® have indicated that in all injured persons pain decreased and visible oedema resorption occurred.
Tapes were well tolerated and no allergic reactions were observed.
Conclusions. The results from published papers confirm the author's observations that the application of KT® tapes: 1. reduces the levels of pain suffered, 2. increases the functional capabilities of the patient, 3. constitutes a good method supplementing a regular physiotherapeutic treatment.