Volume 8, Issue 1 (April 2010)                   Iranian Rehabilitation Journal 2010, 8(1): 24-28 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Objectives: Aim of this study is to investigate the initial effect of taping technique on wrist extension and grip strength and pain of Individuals with tennis elbow.

Methods: fifteen patients (10 men and 5 women with 42.53 years) on their dominant arm participated in this study. Outcome measures were wrist extension and grip strength and pain taken before and immediately after application of tape. The unaffected arm served as a control. Used of hand-held dynamometer and jammar dynamometer for evaluated of wrist extension and grip strength. Also, visual analog scale (VAS) used for evaluated of pain

Results: Among the variables, significant differences were found in wrist extension strength between effected and unaffected arm (P=0.006). Also, changes in grip strength shows statically significant improve in effect arm than unaffected arm (P=0.001). Changes in pain in impaired arm were positive.

Discussion: Taping technique, as applied in this study demonstrated an impressive effect on wrist extension and grip strength and pain in individuals with tennis elbow. Therefore, it is recommended that this method may be useful in the management of this condition during exercise and functional rehabilitation.

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Article type: Original Research Articles |
Received: 2010/01/25 | Accepted: 2010/03/5 | Published: 2010/04/1