Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 7; Issue 2 (April 2019)

Page No.: 3040-3045

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2019.111


Mihir N. Mange *1, Leena Zore 2, Ajay Kumar 3.

*1 Graduate, DPO’s Nett College of Physiotherapy, Thane, India.

2 Assistant Professor, DPO’s Nett College of Physiotherapy, Thane, India.

3 Principal, DPO’s Nett College of Physiotherapy, Thane, India.

Address for correspondence: Dr. Mihir N. Mange (P.T), Graduate, DPO’s Nett College of Physiotherapy, Thane, India. Phone No: 9699666448
E-Mail: dudemihir0503@gmail.com


Background: Patello-femoral joint osteoarthritis is very common and occurs due to loss of cartilage of patella and trocheal groove in approximately half of the patients diagnosed with Osteoarthritis knee. Taping can be used to reduce pain in knee osteoarthritis. Different types of taping are done on Osteoarthritis Knee patients to see their individual effect, but very few studies have been done to compare the effect of 2 different types of tape.

AIM: To compare the immediate effects of Kinesio taping and McConnell taping on patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis knee patients.

Objectives: To compare the effects of Kinesio taping and McConnell taping on Knee flexion and extension Range of motion, pain on Numerical rating scale during Squatting and Descending stairs in patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis patients

Materials and methods: This was an Experimental Pre/Post study. Primary data collection was done using random sampling. 60 Patellofemoral Joint Osteoarthritis knee patients between 45-55 age group were selected and were divided into two groups- Group A-Kinesio Taping and Group B- McConnell Taping group containing 30 each. ThePre and Post Assessment of both the groups  was done using Goniometer for Knee ROM and Numerical Rating Scale(NRS) for pain score during Squatting and Descending stairs.

Results: The result of this study by Mann-whitney test showed that Kinesio taping has statistical significant increase in knee range of motion (flexion and extension)( p-value=0.0334). And statistical significant decrease in pain score on NRS during Squatting (p-value=0.0212)

Conclusion: Kinesio taping has shown statistical significant increase in Knee Range of Motion, and statistical significant decrease in pain on Numerical Rating Scale(NRS) during Squatting, while no significant difference on Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) during descending stairs when compared to McConnell taping.

KEY WORDS: McConnell taping, Kinesio taping, Patellofemoral joint Osteoarthritis, Knee ROM, Squatting, Descending stairs.


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Cite this article: Mihir N. Mange, Leena Zore, Ajay Kumar. IMMEDIATE EFFECT OF KINESIO TAPING v/s McCONNELL TAPING IN PATELLOFEMORAL OA KNEE PATIENTS. Int J Physiother Res 2019;7(2):3044-3045. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2019.111