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Resolving muscular pain using kinesiology tapes

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I was introduced to some kinesiology tapes manufactured by Nitto Denko recently. I have seen the Kinesiology tape being used probably as far back as in the 90s. I have also used it on and off on myself and on others while helping out part time at the then Singapore Sports Council. Athletes used it very often for a variety of reason but mainly to relieve muscular pain. Although there are many advertisements and websites claiming many wonderful results, it may not be a wonder tape that they sometimes claim them to be. Research by Thelen, Dauber and Stoneman who wrote in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy in 2008, found that it does not decrease pain intensity or disability for young patients with suspected shoulder tendonitis. Another study by Yu Konishi published in the "Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport" 2013, states that kinesiology tape did not significantlyenhance muscle strength as claimed by Dr. Kenzo Kase, inventor of the Kinesio Taping Metho…