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    Kinesio Tape - Does It Work?

    ..or is this just another type of 'snake oil' marketing? You saw it used a lot on Volleyball Players and Tennis, but not so much on NBA, or College Players.

    Anybody use it? What is the purpose - to prevent muscle injury, or repair something already injured?



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    Re: Kinesio Tape - Does It Work?

    i heard it's more of a 'placebo effect' for the athlete mentally... never actually seen anyone in person use it though




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    Re: Kinesio Tape - Does It Work?

    They had a booth at the Chicago Marathon Expo last year and would do a taping for free. I was having some issues with plantar faciatis so decided to give it a try and have them tape me up. I don't think it makes a huge difference, but there is SOME noticible difference.

    At the booth they said it basically acts as an additional ligmaent or tendon, providing more support.



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    Re: Kinesio Tape - Does It Work?

    It looks neat, so there's that.



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    Re: Kinesio Tape - Does It Work?

    Its supposed to increase blood flow to the area taped. My chiro had me wear some for my back. I think it's a placebo more than anything.



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    Re: Kinesio Tape - Does It Work?

    Someone's making a killing reselling colored duct tape though.



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    Re: Kinesio Tape - Does It Work?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Someone's making a killing reselling colored duct tape though.
    It's woven like herring bone so I'm sure it cost a bit more to produce. But yeah it reminds me of duct tape as well.



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    Re: Kinesio Tape - Does It Work?

    Theory is to support an ailing muscle/tendon usually. I use it at work on athletes at work occasionally. Often times with an overuse injury (throwing, hitting a vball, distance running). I would not be surprised if it is pretty common in MLB, but you just can't see it with their uniforms.

    For ligament it really isn't all that effective, as I would rather use McConnell tape or just regular athletic tape.

    Just my 2cents.

    But yes, I do have to guess there is a strong placebo effect.



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    Re: Kinesio Tape - Does It Work?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4429 mcc View Post
    Its supposed to increase blood flow to the area taped.

    Interesting.....



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    Re: Kinesio Tape - Does It Work?

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    They had a booth at the Chicago Marathon Expo last year and would do a taping for free. I was having some issues with plantar faciatis so decided to give it a try and have them tape me up. I don't think it makes a huge difference, but there is SOME noticible difference.

    At the booth they said it basically acts as an additional ligmaent or tendon, providing more support.
    About 3 months after my daughter was born she started to develop tortacollus(sp?) which caused her to hold her head mostly to the right and limited her movement to the left ... We were sent to a physical therapist and they used some of this on her weak side to strengthen that side of her neck and make it easier for her to move it that way ... Bolded part above is exactly how it was explained to me and also how we were able to see improvements for her ... Did weekly visits with leaving the tape on for 48 hrs and after about a month or so she had full ROM ....


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    Re: Kinesio Tape - Does It Work?

    I can see it offering some support - kinda like taping your ankle, but how in the heck can it "stimulate" blood flow?


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    Re: Kinesio Tape - Does It Work?

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    Interesting.....
    I'm sure it's not a cure for your ED



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    Quote Originally Posted by 4429 mcc View Post
    I'm sure it's not a cure for your ED
    Wind out of sails.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Wind out of sails.
    That's one way to describe it.



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    Re: Kinesio Tape - Does It Work?

    I figured it was made in China and they had all their Olympic athletes wear it to increase sales.



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