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The Effect of Kinesio-tape® on Pain and Vertical Jump Performance in Active Individuals With Patellar Tendinopathy

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04153877
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 6, 2019
Last Update Posted : November 6, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kaori Tamura, University of Hawaii

Brief Summary:
Background: Patellar tendinopathy is a common inflammatory condition in athletes who undergo large volumes of running and jumping. Kinesio-tape® (KT) is proposed to provide pain relief; however, its effect has not been examined on patellar tendinopathy. Objective: To examine the effects of KT on pain modulation for active individuals with patellar tendinopathy during functional activities. Methods: Thirteen symptomatic knees from seven college-aged females (6 bilateral; 1 unilateral) were included. Participants underwent three data collection sessions with KT, sham, and no tape (NT) in a randomized order. During the session, participants performed a maximum vertical jump, single-leg squats and isometric knee extension. The KT intervention was applied according to the KT manual and the sham utilized the same pattern without tension. Pain level was evaluated using the numeric pain scale before, during and after each activity. Function was assessed as maximum vertical jump height and maximum isometric strength.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Patellar Tendinitis Other: Kinesiotape

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 13 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Effect of Kinesio-tape® on Pain and Vertical Jump Performance in Active Individuals With Patellar Tendinopathy
Actual Study Start Date : September 1, 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 28, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : April 28, 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Tendinitis


Intervention Details:
  • Other: Kinesiotape
    Kinesio-tape® is an elastic, hypoallergenic, cotton-fiber tape with acrylic heat-activated backing and is widely used within sports.


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in pain level from no tape condition [ Time Frame: at 3 different time point, with kinesiotape, sham tape, and not tape conditions, which are separated by 3 to 7 days ]
    measured using the Numeric Pain Scale ranging from zero to ten, with zero representing no pain, five as moderate pain and ten being unbearable pain.

  2. Change in maximum vertical jump height from no tape condition [ Time Frame: at 3 different time point, with kinesiotape, sham tape, and not tape conditions, which are separated by 3 to 7 days ]
    measured using a Vertec measurement system in inches

  3. Change in maximum isometric strength from no tape condition [ Time Frame: at 3 different time point, with kinesiotape, sham tape, and not tape conditions, which are separated by 3 to 7 days ]
    measured using a MicroFet2 Hand Held Dynamometer in Newton metre



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 30 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
College-aged physically active female with patellar tendinopathy
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Anterior knee pain that increases with jumping and/or squatting
  • Pain with palpation at the tibial tuberosity, the patellar tendon, and/or at the apex of the patella
  • An insidious onset of this pain.
  • Participate in physical activity at least 3 days a week

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Injury from direct trauma to the anterior knee
  • Medical history of surgery at the knee joint within the past 6 months
  • Presence of any lower extremity injuries or non-orthopedic diseases
  • Suspected or confirmed pregnancy.
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Kaori Tamura, Associate Professor, University of Hawaii
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04153877    
Other Study ID Numbers: CHS#23178
First Posted: November 6, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 6, 2019
Last Verified: November 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Tendinopathy
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Tendon Injuries
Wounds and Injuries