Tape for muscle injuries

by stumps   July 6, 2013  

At the moment we are seeing a lot of athletes, tennis players and cyclists wearing the tape along arms and legs.

Having just been to the physio for a leg injury picked up at work they have advised me to get somevfor when i go out on my bike but i cant find a supplier anywhere.

Anyone know of an online dealership where i can get some.

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Cancel this, just found a supplier local to me on the net.

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posted by stumps [2825 posts]
6th July 2013 - 21:02

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Try sporttape.co.uk
I follow them on twitter and seem a good brand.

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posted by Tinternet_tim [85 posts]
6th July 2013 - 21:03

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Its and arse and a half to put on, you need someone else to do it for you ideally and know which way to pull certain muscles.

Its not a case of just slapping it on the affected area Wink

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posted by Gkam84 [9006 posts]
6th July 2013 - 21:32

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There are loads of vids on YouTube on how to apply, and where. Do a search for 'KT Tape'. There are a few kinds of tape available, loads on Amazon. Recommend pre-cut, easier for getting the lengths correct.

posted by Ragefire [7 posts]
6th July 2013 - 21:52

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I had my IT band (hip flexor) taped with 'Rock Tape ' for The Dartmoor Classic. Worked like a dream highly recomend it Big Grin

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posted by livestrongnick [1848 posts]
6th July 2013 - 22:47

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Yes, it is all the rage at the Wimbledon, but does it doooo?



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posted by bikeboy76 [1389 posts]
6th July 2013 - 23:36

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How can tape applied longitudinally apply lateral support? Doesn't make sense to me.

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posted by dodgy [128 posts]
7th July 2013 - 8:09

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I used a pre cut shoulder tape after a crash caused a muscular spasm and minor injury. I don't know if it was actually doing anything, or a placebo, but it certainly helped with the discomfort. I suspect its psychological, but if it helps it helps

posted by pdows47 [103 posts]
7th July 2013 - 21:34

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dodgy wrote:
How can tape applied longitudinally apply lateral support? Doesn't make sense to me.

It's not for support, it's supposed to help lift the skin and soft tissues, thus promoting increased blood flow to an injured muscle. You can tape for joint support as well but that would be a different tape applied differently.

Source: I watch TV and sometimes vaguely remember things I read.

posted by chokofingrz [310 posts]
7th July 2013 - 22:12

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