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Have you used kinesiology tape?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 06, 2011 at 9:51 PM

Has anyone used kinesiology tape for an injury? What were your results? Also, any tips?

This is a general introduction to it for those who don't know what I'm talking about.

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on June 21, 2011
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There are several online resources to learn how - some are different from others. Fortunately the tape is inexpensive enough to allow for some experimentation.

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on June 07, 2011
at 02:11 AM

Before I switched to VFFs, I found that kinesio tape gave me some relief from shin pain while running. I was able to do this myself- the application for shin pain is pretty simple.

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on June 06, 2011
at 10:19 PM

Kinesio tape is awesome. When I had plantar fascitis my husband would tape up my feet and helped with the pain so much. I taped up his shoulders when he had an injury and it helped him as well. I highly recommend trying it.

My Crossfit coach had a huge book with instructions on applying the tape, I don't remember what it was called but I bet you could find something online for tips on the best formations etc.

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on June 21, 2011
at 06:09 PM

There are several online resources to learn how - some are different from others. Fortunately the tape is inexpensive enough to allow for some experimentation.

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on June 06, 2011
at 10:18 PM

I had a sports medicine doctor swear by it, and since I was one of his patients, he used it on my a lot for a bothersome bone spur / tendonitis in my ankle. I believe you really need to apply it properly to get the benefits. I had a lot of experience with it, from a pro, and to be honest, I'm not sure the I would spend my money on it.

Just my .02

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07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on June 07, 2011
at 01:29 PM

I've had mixed experience with it.

I had a chiropractor apply kinesio tape to my shoulder. I fully expected it would do nothing to ease the pain in my shoulder due to various conditions including a bone spur and possible tears/sprains in muscles. (I forget which one(s)). To my surprise my shoulder stopped hurting. I was amazed.

I then tried having the chiropractor apply the tape to my back, which has been hurting for years. She tried every which way, but could not get the kind of response in my back she got in my shoulder.

So, your mileage may vary :)

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