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Comparison of patellar taping versus patellar bracing with exercise therapy on pain and level of function in females with patellofemoral pain syndrome
Shahla Zahednejad Dr, Shahin Goharpey Dr, Maryam Farokhnia *
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Introduction: The use of patellar taping and bracing has been documented in the literature for assisting the management of people with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) but according to our investigation, no studies have been compared the effectiveness of this orthotics. So, the purpose of this study was to investigate the comparison of patellar taping versus patellar bracing with exercise therapy on pain and level of function in females with patellofemoral pain syndrome.

Materials and Methods: In this randomized controlled trial study 30 females with unilateral PFPS was randomly assigned to patellar taping with exercise therapy group and patellar bracing with exercise therapy group and as outcome measures pain, subjective and objective function is measured before and after interventions.

Results: Our data showed significant improvements in pain and level of subjective and objective function after interventions in both treatment groups (p<0.0001) but there was no significant difference  between treatment groups in terms of pain and level of subjective and objective function improvement.

Conclusion: Our results indicate that patellar taping and bracing with exercise therapy have same effects in reduction pain and improvement function in patient with PFPS

Keywords: Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Braces, Exercise Therapy, Pain Management, Athletic Tape
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Type of Study: experimental | Subject: Experimental
Received: 2016/05/8 | Accepted: 2017/04/8 | Published: 2017/06/21



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