Kinesio Tape and force sense in functional ankle instability

Does Kinesio Tape just look good or does it actually provide some benefit?

Kinesio taping (KT) is a hot topic with many professional and amateur athletes using it but the medical literature does not show a clear benefit. The authors of this study wanted to focus on evaluating the effectiveness of KT on force sense in patients with ankle instability. Force sense is conscious proprioceptive sense that measures the ability to detect muscular force or tension. A decreased force sense can result in inability to stabilize a joint leading to possible injuries which at the ankle can manifest as lateral ankle sprains or functional ankle instability (FAI).

Force sense errors were significantly improved in FAI group after 72 hours of KT application and the authors concluded that KT tape is an appropriate treatment option to improve proprioception.

> From: Simon et al., Clin J Sport Med 24 (2014-09-18 21:10:14) 289-294 . All rights reserved to Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Click here for the online summary. Translation by Willem-Paul Wiertz

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