Comparison of Weight Bearing Exercises with and Without Kinesiotape in Chronic Ankle Sprain in Soccer Players

Author(s): Zumah Saeed, Eiza Sajid, Muzna Munir*, Hamid Ali and Zohra Zafar

Background: Ankle sprains are one of the most common sports injuries. Awareness of position of foot being inadequate is considered to be a basic cause of these sports injuries of ankle. Ankle taping is supposed to lessen the risk of having injury by making improvements in awareness of foot position.

Objective: Comparison of weight bearing exercises with and without kinesiotape in ankle pain in soccer players.

Material and Methods: RCT was done on 16 ankle sprain patients randomized into 2 groups (8 in each group). Group 1 was treated with weight bearing exercises with kinesio taping and group 2 with only weight bearing exercises. Data collected by the convenient sampling technique from LDA sports complex by using questioner of visual analogue scale, Foot and ankle outcome Score and SF-36 questionnaire for both groups at the beginning of study and after treatment. The study completed within 6 months after the approval of synopsis. Data were entered into SPSS for statistical analysis.

Results: Among 16 participants 9 (56.3%) were male and 7 (43.8%) were female. mean age was 34 ± 5.35. Mean weight was 68.5 ± 5.83. Mean height was 166 ± 11.65 cm. mean body mass index was 25.25 ± 4.38. There was significant difference between the mean value of visual analogue scale, SF-36 and foot and ankle outcome score, pre-treatment and after treatment. Significant difference was also found between the treatment group and control group in the favor of treatment group.

Conclusion: A significant difference was observed between the mean value of visual analogue scale, SF-36 and foot and ankle outcome score, pretreatment and after treatment. Significant difference was also found between the Treatment group and control group in the favor of treatment group.


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