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Effects of kinesiotaping on knee osteoarthritis: a narrative review

Abolhasani, Maryam; Halabchi, Farzin; Afsharnia, Elahe; Moradi, Vahideh; Ingle, Lee; Shariat, Ardalan; Hakakzadeh, Azadeh


Maryam Abolhasani

Farzin Halabchi

Elahe Afsharnia

Vahideh Moradi

Ardalan Shariat

Azadeh Hakakzadeh


Abstract: The purpose of this review was to determine the current evidence-base for the efficacy of kinesiotaping in patients with osteoarthritis. Searching was undertaken using Medline, Embase, Scopus, Web of Science, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) from 2007 to 2018. The target terms included within our search criteria were “kinesiotape,” “osteoarthrites,” “knee pain,” “adults,” and “geriatric.” Current findings indicate that kinesiotaping can be considered a useful method for decreasing pain without any side effects in patients with osteoarthritis. The search yielded 1062 articles and finally 7 studies met inclusion criteria. However, there are a limited number of appropriately powered, robustly designed studies. Further research is required to fully understand the short- and longer-term impact of kinesotaping in patients with osteoarthritis.


Ingle, L., Shariat, A., & Moradi, V. (2019). Effects of kinesiotaping on knee osteoarthritis: a narrative review. Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation, 15(4), 498-503.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 10, 2019
Online Publication Date Aug 28, 2019
Publication Date Aug 28, 2019
Deposit Date Jul 23, 2019
Publicly Available Date Sep 29, 2019
Journal Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation - Korean Society of Exercise Rehabilitation
Print ISSN 2288-176X
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 15
Issue 4
Pages 498-503
Keywords Kinesiotaping, Osteoarthritis, Knee, Rehabilitation
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