A comparison of two taping techniques (Kinesio and McConnell) and their effect on anterior knee pain during functional activities.

Authors:  Campolo M, Babu J, Dmochowska K, Scariah S, Varughese J

Anterior knee pain is a clinical syndrome characterized by pain experienced perceived over the anterior aspect of the knee that can be aggravated by functional activities such as stair climbing and squatting. Two taping techniques commonly used for anterior knee pain in the clinic include the McConnell Taping Technique (MT) and the Kinesio Taping® Method (KT®). The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of KT® and the MT versus no tape in subjects with anterior knee pain during a squat lift and stair climbing. The results of this study found that both the KT® and the MT may be effective in reducing pain during stair climbing activities.

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