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Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

Pain

2011

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The Effects Of Taping And Foot Exercises On Patients With Hallux Valgus: A Preliminary Study, Banu Bayar, Suat Erel, İbrahi̇m Engi̇n Şi̇mşek, Erkan Sümer, Kiliçhan Bayar Jan 2011

The Effects Of Taping And Foot Exercises On Patients With Hallux Valgus: A Preliminary Study, Banu Bayar, Suat Erel, İbrahi̇m Engi̇n Şi̇mşek, Erkan Sümer, Kiliçhan Bayar

Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences

To determine the effects of taping and foot exercises on patients with hallux valgus. Materials and methods: The study included 20 female patients. The subjects were divided into 2 groups, the study and control groups. The study group was treated with taping and foot exercises, and the control group was treated only with foot exercises. A goniometer was used to determine the angle of hallux valgus. Foot pain intensity was assessed by the visual analog scale (VAS), and walking ability was evaluated using the walking ability scale (WAS). Results: At the end of the 8-week treatment period, a significant decrease …