Marked by a collapse in the medial arch, flat foot increases the tone and stiffness in the lower extremity (LE) muscles, leading to cramps and fatigue in the feet due to overuse.
Kinematic taping is one of the physical therapy interventions used in treating the condition which includes the use of elastic tapes that are stretched 33% before being attached, to reduce pronation and abnormally increased activity in the LE muscles.
Wang et al. aimed to examine the effect of this method on the tone and stiffness in the muscles of both LEs in subjects with flexible flat feet.
15 subjects were assigned to the kinematic taping group (KT group) along with 15 other subjects who were assigned to the sham taping group (ST group).
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