Effect of Kinesiology Taping in Reducing Pain in Patients with Low Back Pain: A Meta Analysis

Cahyo Setiawan1), Didik Gunawan Tamtomo2), Hanung Prasetya3)


1)Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret
2)Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sebelas Maret
3)Study Program in Acupuncture, Health Polytechnics, Ministry of Health Surakarta



Background: Kinesiology taping is a therapeutic tool for the prevention and treatment of sporting injuries. It was developed to alleviate pain and improve the healing in soft tissues. This study aimed to examine effect of kinesiology taping in reducing pain in patients with low back pain.

Subjects and Method: This was a meta-analysis and systematic review. The study was conducted by collecting published articles from PubMed, Science Direct, and Google Scholar databases. Keywords used “kinesio taping” OR “kinesio tape” OR “pain” OR “Low Back Pain” AND “Randomized Controlled Trial”. The study population was low back pain. The intervention was kinesiology taping with comparison non kinesiology taping. The study outcome was pain. The inclusion criteria were full text with randomized controlled trial study design. The collected articles were selected by PRISMA flow diagram and Review Manager 5.3.

Results: 7 articles were met criteria for meta-analysis. This study reported that kinesiology taping was effective to reduce pain in low back pain patients (Mean Difference= -1.21; 95 % CI= -2.14 to -0.28; p<0.01).

Conclusion: Kinesiology taping is effective to reduce pain in low back pain patients.

Keywords: kinesiology taping, pain, low back pain

Correspondence: Cahyo Setiawan. Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret. Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Surakarta 57126, Central Java. Email: setiawan.cahyo10@gmail.com. Mobile: 089693257305.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the7thicph.05.60

Share this :

View PDF