August 10th, 2012

evilcat

Friday curious :: Crazy tapes!

Crazy tape on Olympians: does it work?

Athletes and physical trainers swear by the stretchy tape, but the evidence is fuzzy.



THE GIST
* Elastic therapeutic tape made a highly visible appearance on athletes in all sorts of Olympic sports.
* Athletes and physical therapists say the tape reduces inflammation and pain, and improves performance.
* The evidence is still fuzzy on if or how the tape works, leaving open the possibility of a powerful placebo effect.

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Has anyone tried it? Is the placebo being nice to you? ;)