I think you're right. I have always been told that bruises tend to follow gravity.
I had a conversation with the head athletic trainer this fall where I played football in college. They were giving my son a tour of the training room and taping his ankles for fun. I asked her about Kinesio tape since you see it in a lot of places. Her thoughts were that it was more of a placebo affect as others have stated. They have tried it and as others have said the tape lost it's stretch about 20-30 minutes into practice/workouts. She wasn't 100% sure if it did or didn't work but her thoughts were in the testing they have done with it that there doesn't appear to be any benefit. She also said in her 25 years of being a full time AT she has seen things like this come and go a lot.
The fact that a lot of chiropractor's are now adding this to their list of services makes me very skeptical of its effectiveness as well. Just my opinion.
I see far more women tennis players use it than men. I always assumed it was a fashion statement, plus a ready-made excuse for losing, like "see, I'm hurt," but maybe that says more about the current state of the WTA than anything. Come to think about, I guess I remember Djokovic using it back in the day when he called the trainer during every match he was losing.
Hey guys- let's keep the conversation on track here. Ball sacks and Bobby Flay powerbombs
I'm getting so sick of ~2 years of Bursitis. I wonder if this will help.
So I'm guessing this stuff bonds fairly well to the skin.
This popped into my head...
(Small printed language NSFW)
A lot of people had tried the kinesiotape and they say that it is really effective and explained how does it work. Other people also says that it is not effective maybe they used the imitation tape. But I believe that it is really effective. :spinny:
Dwight Howard is wearing a body suit for his shoulders that essentially amounts to support for his upper body. It is similar in theory.
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