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Archive for December 30th, 2011

Knee Taping Helps OA

December 30, 2011

Knee Taping

Knee taping is used by physical therapists in conjunction with exercise programs to treat osteoarthritis.  It is a simple process that most patients can learn for themselves.  It involves grabbing the patella (knee cap) and pulling into a comfortable position.

In a recent study it was shown that patients were likely to experience a reduction in knee pain when their knees were taped as compared to a non-taped group of patients.  Even patients who did not experience knee cap pain reported that their knees felt better when taped.