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Objectives: The purpose of this study is to investigate the protective role of kinesio
taping on pain and handgrip strength performance during the tennis tournament of college
Methods: Participants were equally divided into three groups (the first group Kinesio
Taping Group (KTG): 14 females and 15 males, the second group Placebo Taping Group
(PTG): 15 females and 16 males, and the third group No Taping Group (NTG): 15 females
and 14 males tennis players). Forty-three females and forty-six males volunteers (age 21.5 ±
3.7 years, body mass 69.7 ± 13.2 kg and height 167.8 ± 11.9 cm) were recruited to participate
in this study.
Results: Pain pressure threshold values were significantly decreased after second,
third, and fourth days of female tennis players (except KTG; p=0.076, p=0.029, p=0.018
respectively). Also, values of pain pressure threshold was significantly decreased second,
third and fourth days of male tennis players (except KTG; p=0.128, p=0.023, p=0.001
respectively). Dominant handgrip strength values were significantly reduced after second,
third, and fourth days of female tennis players (except KTG p=0.066, p=0.031, p=0.016
respectively). Besides, values of handgrip strength was significantly decreased second, third
and fourth days of male tennis players (except KTG p=0.058, p=0.012, p=0.012 respectively).
Conclusions: Our findings indicate that the application of kinesio taping on the wrist
extensors, extensor carpi radialis brevis and longus muscles have an effect on dominant
muscle strength and pain pressure threshold without placebo effect.
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