Influence of Kinesio Taping on pain, anthropometric, static and dynamic parameters of feet in patients with posterior tibial enthesopathy – case studies
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Katedra i Zakład Podstawowych Nauk Biomedycznych, Wydział Nauk Farmaceutycznych w Sosnowcu, Śląski Uniwersytet Medyczny w Katowicach
Tobiasz Żłobiński   

Katedra i Zakład Podstawowych Nauk Biomedycznych, Wydział Nauk Farmaceutycznych w Sosnowcu, Śląski Uniwersytet Medyczny w Katowicach, ul. Kasztanowa 3, 41-205 Sosnowiec
Ann. Acad. Med. Siles. 2021;75:62–68
The tibialis posterior muscle plays an important role in maintaining the correct arching of the foot in the standing position and while walking, allowing proper arching, rolling and shock absorption of the foot. It works with the peroneus longus muscle, forming the so-called tendon stirrup of the foot. Changes in the distal attachment of the tibialis posterior muscle to the navicular bone can cause pain symptoms on the inner edge of the foot called enthesopathy. Enthesopathy is a painful lesion at the attachment of the muscle tendon to the bone. It is most often the result of excessive loads and disturbances in the biomechanics of a muscle, which leads to the formation of inflammation accompanied by pain located at the attachment site and deterioration of the muscle function. Treatment of the above diseases is not described in the literature; hence there are no clear guidelines for conducting medical treatment. The aim of the study is to assess the effect of applying Kinesio Taping in combination with the transverse massage of the distal tendon attachment on the static and dynamic parameters of the foot.
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