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Elastic therapeutic tape

Elastic therapeutic tape is an elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive that is used with the intent of treating pain and disability from athletic injuries and a variety of other physical disorders. In individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain, research suggests that elastic taping may help relieve pain, but not more than other treatment approaches, and there is no evidence that it can reduce disability in chronic pain cases.

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Kinesio tape is very helpful when it comes to assisting in the recovery of injuries, but one thing that I found frustrating was that it would peel off over night! Well....after many months of experience, I caught onto a little trick....To prevent the tape from coming off so soon, I wore spandex pants or running leggings to bed. The slick material kept the tape from catching onto anything! Ta Daaaaa!!!! :) ~Laurenakus

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