Effects of Kinesio Taping in Supraspinatus Tendinitis
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Kinesio taping
DASH Score
Pain intensity
Conventional physiotherapy



Submitted : 2021-10-31
Accepted : 2021-11-15
Published : 2021-11-30


Background: Shoulder pain is one of the most commonly reported musculoskeletal problems after low back pain. One common reason for the shoulder pain is supraspinatus tendinitis that is often associated with impingement syndrome. Objective: To find the effects of kinesio taping in reducing pain and disability in subjects with supraspinatus tendinitis. Methodology: In this study, patients were randomly allocated the treatment using a set of predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria. Subjects were managed with kinesio taping. Pre- and post-evaluation of the patients was done using Numerical Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) and Disability of Arm Shoulder & Hand Questionnaire (DASH) score and the data gathered was entered and analyzed using SPSS version 23. Results: Mean difference of 2.65 was reported between the pretreatment and post treatment values of NPRS in KT taping group which was significant (P < 0.05). Mean difference of 27.25 was reported between the pre-treatment and post-treatment values of DASH score in KT taping group which was significant (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Kinesio taping is an effective Program in management of supraspinatus tendinitis.


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