Efficacy of kinesiology taping for recovery from occupational wrist disorders experienced by a physical therapist.

Authors:
Byeong-Jo Kim
Byeong-Jo Kim
Sungkyunkwan University
Jung-hoon Lee
Jung-hoon Lee
College of Nursing and Healthcare Sciences

J Phys Ther Sci 2014 Jun 30;26(6):941-3. Epub 2014 Jun 30.

Department of Physical Therapy, College of Nursing and Healthcare Sciences, Dong-Eui University, Republic of Korea.

[Purpose] The aim of this paper was to report the efficacy of kinesiology taping for recovery from wrist pain and limited range of motion (ROM) in a physical therapist with repetitive strain injuries. [Subjects] A 32 year-old male physical therapist developed recurring severe pain in the dominant wrist and limited active ROM with extremely painful supination. [Methods] The kinesiology tape was applied to the lumbricals, musculi interossei dorsales, palmares, the wrist extensor and flexor muscles, and the wrist joint for 3 weeks for an average of 10 h/day. [Results] After application of the kinesiology tape, the Numeric Pain Rating Scale and Patient-rated Wrist Evaluation scores decreased, and the Patient-Specific Functional Scale score increased in comparison with the initial score. [Conclusion] Repeated kinesiology taping of the wrist muscles and joint could be an effective method for recovery from occupational wrist disorders experienced by physical therapists.

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