Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2020)
Effect of knee taping and exercises on pain and disability in knee osteoarthritis
Author(s): Sumaiya Ansari
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to compare the Effect of Knee Taping and exercises on pain and disability in knee Osteoarthritis. A sample of 30 subjects was taken for study including both males and females, aged above 50 years. These subjects were conveniently divided in 2 groups. Group 1 consisting of 15 subjects received knee taping and exercises while Group 2 consisting of 15 subjects received only exercises. Subjects were assessed on two scales VAS (visual analog scale) and WOMAC (western Ontario McMaster universities arthritis index). Both the groups were assessed on above mentioned balance scales after four weeks of exercises Both knee taping and exercises and exercises alone show significant improvement on pain and disability scales, but statistical comparison showed Group 1 had better improvement in pain and disability as compared to Group 2. Hence, Knee taping and exercise programme is superior to exercise alone.