Kinesio Taping for Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments and Research' started by Sound Wave, Apr 3, 2015.

    1. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      This treatment might interest those who have trigger point, neck and shoulder issues that relate to their T. Kinesio taping is becoming more and more popular treatment in physiotherapy for various muscle and fascia disorders. Treating T with kinesio taping is interesting, but I personally don't expect too much from this. I might try this though with my PT. :)

      Link to presentation: http://www.tinnitusheal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/KINESIO-TAPING-FOR-TINNITUS3.ppt

      Link to news section of the site that has this. Some content in Finnish: http://www.tinnitusheal.com/uutiset/
       
    2. Codaz

      Codaz Member

      Quite interesting, thanks. I will discuss this with my neck physio who does medical taping coming saturday or end of the month with my manual therapist. As these are the exact muscles that I'm working on. Trapezius, sclenius, SCM.

      https://docs.google.com/viewerng/vi...015/01/KINESIO-TAPING-FOR-TINNITUS3.ppt&hl=fi
       
    3. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      Same here - the 4 trigger points on slide 7 are the exact same problem areas I have. :)
       
    4. SleeplessSoul
      Insomnious

      SleeplessSoul Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2014
      I have tried the KT tape also near my jaw....maybe try once again.
       
    5. Frédéric

      Frédéric Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Marseille, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/19/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      Effectiveness of Kinesio taping in the treatment of somatosensory tinnitus: A randomized controlled trial

      Highlights
      Kinesio taping improves somatosensory tinnitus associated with neck complaints.
      Kinesio taping could be a feasible treatment alternative for subjects diagnosed with somatosensory tinnitus.

      Abstract

      Background and purpose
      The clinical effects of Kinesio taping (KT) for somatosensory tinnitus have not been confirmed. The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of KT applied to the sternocleidomastoid, upper trapezius, and levator scapulae muscles for somatosensory tinnitus associated with neck complaints.

      Materials and methods
      Thirty-patients were randomly assigned to the KT group (n = 15) and the sham-taping (ST) group (n = 15). Tinnitus-severity was measured using a visual analog scale (tinnitus-VAS) as a primary outcome. Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI), cervical pain-VAS, and neck disability index (NDI) were used for the assessments of tinnitus handicap, neck pain, and disability.

      Results
      Tinnitus-VAS, THI, cervical pain-VAS, and NDI improved significantly in the KT group after the intervention (all P ≤ 0.001). In the ST group, no significant differences in outcome measures were found in the fourth-week.

      Conclusion
      KT is more effective than sham-taping in improving somatosensory tinnitus associated with neck complaints.

      Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1744388119301884
       

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