Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Kinesio Tape - Fact or Fad???

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Kinesio Tape - Fact or Fad???

Over the years, there has been no shortage of trends and fads in running. From barefoot running to compression clothing, there has been no shortage of people singing the praises of the latest product with others dismissing it out of hand.

One product that has been on the market for a number of years is Kinesio Tape. It's applied to the surface of the skin and the makers make the following claims...

"Kinesio Tape alleviates discomfort and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation, reducing pressure while enabling a more effective flow of blood and lymphatic fluid in and out of the target area. "

Not all agree as you can see from the video below.

Anyone using it? Impressions? Is it the real deal or just a fad? Leave a comment below.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From my own experience Kinesio tape is a waste of time along with Compression socks. I find the most effective tool is Foam Rolling..better than anything else.