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Kinesiology Tape £2.49 @ Aldi

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Posted 11th FebAvailable: National
Husband said I had to post this, apparently a very good price, me , not a clue?!?
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Brand:
Active Med
Colour:
Pink, Black, Blue
Dimensions:
5cm x 5m approx.
Length:
5m approx.
Material:
Cotton, Spandex, Acrylate Adhesive
Product Type:
Gym Equipment and Accessories
This Kinesiology Tape can be used for additional support in stabilising muscles and joints during exercise. It can also provide support during therapy and aftercare of muscle and joint discomfort.

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Elastic
Breathable
Latex-free
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HUKDposter11/02/2019 22:40

This stuff is just a placebo, you'd do just as well to save some money and …This stuff is just a placebo, you'd do just as well to save some money and wrap some duct tape around yourself.


Yeah thats why physios use it - what do they know compared to a random on hot uk?
The problem is here fundamentally that people underestimate the sheer effect placebo effect can have - it can be sizeable especially in the short term. As such they don’t believe it could be placebo when actually it is.

At the end of the day if it works for you, crack on - it’s not harming anything other than your wallet. Not like some of the alternative therapies which are genuinely dangerous given that they are often positioned to support much more major conditions than MSK.

However be under no illusions - no matter what your physio or Joe down the pub says, there is not a single medical systematic study that shows any meaningful benefit of this tape compared to standard physio taping and supports.
Nick6611/02/2019 22:52

Yeah thats why physios use it - what do they know compared to a random on …Yeah thats why physios use it - what do they know compared to a random on hot uk?


Current evidence does not support the use of Kinesio Taping in clinical practice: a systematic review.Journal of Physiotherapy60: 31–39] Link
Nick6611/02/2019 22:52

Yeah thats why physios use it - what do they know compared to a random on …Yeah thats why physios use it - what do they know compared to a random on hot uk?


Argument from authority fallacy. My doctor once tried to prescribe me Homeopathy for depression, doesn't make that any less legitimate.

Here's something to back my position up:

telegraph.co.uk/men…tml

"I list some of the main claims for kinesiology tape culled from the manufacturers’ websites and ask him for his response. Improves blood flow to the taped region? Check. Helps lymphatic flow? Check. Reduces swelling and bruising? Check. This is looking good, I think to myself. Improves proprioception? Check."

“But so will Sellotape.” says Callaghan. “Or Gaffer tape.”

sports-health.com/blo…ork

"Despite this, many experts believe that kinesio tape may have a positive effect psychologically. Anecdotal evidence of its abilities may reflect a placebo effect it has on users—if people believe it's helping them, it may actually do so."

painscience.com/art…php

"New materials may achieve different and possibly superior benefits, but probably not much. Taping does not work biomechanically or biologically, as many proponents explain it. It’s more likely that the odd sensations change function and reduce pain, a neurology hack that tends to be upredictable and minor"

cyclingweekly.com/fit…173

"Kinesiology tape has been very 
well marketed, but not well researched. It’s very unlikely to help performance or reduce injury risk, but may help reduce pain in the short term."
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£1.39 for 3m at Home Bargains usually
Edited by: "clairemorris_irishbrigade" 11th Feb
clairemorris_irishbrigade4 m ago

£1.39 for 3m at Home Bargains usually


Good price, our nearest is 27 miles away, but thanku !!!cos I just checked distance, and they are opening one in May , 4 miles away, yay!! I didn’t even know, yay!!!!
This stuff is just a placebo, you'd do just as well to save some money and wrap some duct tape around yourself.
HUKDposter11/02/2019 22:40

This stuff is just a placebo, you'd do just as well to save some money and …This stuff is just a placebo, you'd do just as well to save some money and wrap some duct tape around yourself.


Yeah thats why physios use it - what do they know compared to a random on hot uk?
HUKDposter11/02/2019 22:40

This stuff is just a placebo, you'd do just as well to save some money and …This stuff is just a placebo, you'd do just as well to save some money and wrap some duct tape around yourself.


Definitely isn’t placebo. I use it on my achilles which gives me issues when partaking in activities and the difference is really noticeable.
HUKDposter49 m ago

This stuff is just a placebo, you'd do just as well to save some money and …This stuff is just a placebo, you'd do just as well to save some money and wrap some duct tape around yourself.


That’s absolute nonsense, it’s incredible
I can’t edit my comment, I wanted to ask how sticky this is because some of the cheaper ktape tends to peal off quite quickly
Thanks for posting it

Topman
Should have added that it works for me. Physio instructed me on use and positioning. Placebo lol
Nick6611/02/2019 22:52

Yeah thats why physios use it - what do they know compared to a random on …Yeah thats why physios use it - what do they know compared to a random on hot uk?


Current evidence does not support the use of Kinesio Taping in clinical practice: a systematic review.Journal of Physiotherapy60: 31–39] Link
Nick6611/02/2019 22:52

Yeah thats why physios use it - what do they know compared to a random on …Yeah thats why physios use it - what do they know compared to a random on hot uk?


Argument from authority fallacy. My doctor once tried to prescribe me Homeopathy for depression, doesn't make that any less legitimate.

Here's something to back my position up:

telegraph.co.uk/men…tml

"I list some of the main claims for kinesiology tape culled from the manufacturers’ websites and ask him for his response. Improves blood flow to the taped region? Check. Helps lymphatic flow? Check. Reduces swelling and bruising? Check. This is looking good, I think to myself. Improves proprioception? Check."

“But so will Sellotape.” says Callaghan. “Or Gaffer tape.”

sports-health.com/blo…ork

"Despite this, many experts believe that kinesio tape may have a positive effect psychologically. Anecdotal evidence of its abilities may reflect a placebo effect it has on users—if people believe it's helping them, it may actually do so."

painscience.com/art…php

"New materials may achieve different and possibly superior benefits, but probably not much. Taping does not work biomechanically or biologically, as many proponents explain it. It’s more likely that the odd sensations change function and reduce pain, a neurology hack that tends to be upredictable and minor"

cyclingweekly.com/fit…173

"Kinesiology tape has been very 
well marketed, but not well researched. It’s very unlikely to help performance or reduce injury risk, but may help reduce pain in the short term."
zenjamie11/02/2019 23:40

Current evidence does not support the use of Kinesio Taping in clinical …Current evidence does not support the use of Kinesio Taping in clinical practice: a systematic review.Journal of Physiotherapy60: 31–39] Link


And in reading that paper, it also says "the conclusions from this review are based on a number of underpowered studies. Therefore large and well-designed trials are greatly needed." And at the same time, a number of the studies they included said "KT reduced disability and pain, but these effects may be too small to be clinically worthwhile." So while data suggests it may not be worth it for clinics to purchase and use them, it does not mean it's not worthwhile the general public to use them.

I also want to add that while general sports taping/sham taping may be overall better for recovery, if you do any type of sport that requires full range of motion, kinesiology tapes do not restrict your movement as much.

Also, if professional athletes are using it, surely it can't help to try out a £2.49 product, even if it is just placebo for some.
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The problem is here fundamentally that people underestimate the sheer effect placebo effect can have - it can be sizeable especially in the short term. As such they don’t believe it could be placebo when actually it is.

At the end of the day if it works for you, crack on - it’s not harming anything other than your wallet. Not like some of the alternative therapies which are genuinely dangerous given that they are often positioned to support much more major conditions than MSK.

However be under no illusions - no matter what your physio or Joe down the pub says, there is not a single medical systematic study that shows any meaningful benefit of this tape compared to standard physio taping and supports.
Great find, heat for you and the hubby!
Pseudoscientific placebo woo, sadly. In the same house as homeopathy, reiki, accupuncture, vagina eggs, etc. The better quality the research, the smaller or nonexistent the effect, which is exactly what you'd expect with the null hypothesis. Disappointed to hear ALDI involved in this. (Will change my mind for quality replicated randomised blinded trials showing statistical significance, but not anecdotes.)
victorias_secret6 h, 20 m ago

And in reading that paper, it also says "the conclusions from this review …And in reading that paper, it also says "the conclusions from this review are based on a number of underpowered studies. Therefore large and well-designed trials are greatly needed." And at the same time, a number of the studies they included said "KT reduced disability and pain, but these effects may be too small to be clinically worthwhile." So while data suggests it may not be worth it for clinics to purchase and use them, it does not mean it's not worthwhile the general public to use them. I also want to add that while general sports taping/sham taping may be overall better for recovery, if you do any type of sport that requires full range of motion, kinesiology tapes do not restrict your movement as much. Also, if professional athletes are using it, surely it can't help to try out a £2.49 product, even if it is just placebo for some.[Image]


Problem is sports stars are superstitious and will do anything to give them an advantage or prevent injuries. It wasn't that long ago that people like Andrew Strauss were wearing hologram balance wristbands.

I would try this if I got an injury though. Price seems good too.
Edited by: "woster" 12th Feb
Nick668 h, 23 m ago

Yeah thats why physios use it - what do they know compared to a random on …Yeah thats why physios use it - what do they know compared to a random on hot uk?


Cos physios have never been known to recommend "dubious" treatments (or pointless exercises) of course.....? I know one who has just done an accupuncture course ffs..
HUKDposter8 h, 36 m ago

This stuff is just a placebo, you'd do just as well to save some money and …This stuff is just a placebo, you'd do just as well to save some money and wrap some duct tape around yourself.


It's not a placebo but it doesn't do what most people think. The tape doesn't hold or support limbs but when pulling on skin it can improve proprioception. For this reason it's worth a punt, if you know what you're doing.
HUKDposter12/02/2019 00:05

Argument from authority fallacy. My doctor once tried to prescribe me …Argument from authority fallacy. My doctor once tried to prescribe me Homeopathy for depression, doesn't make that any less legitimate.Here's something to back my position up:https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/mens-health/11102086/Does-K-tape-work.html"I list some of the main claims for kinesiology tape culled from the manufacturers’ websites and ask him for his response. Improves blood flow to the taped region? Check. Helps lymphatic flow? Check. Reduces swelling and bruising? Check. This is looking good, I think to myself. Improves proprioception? Check."“But so will Sellotape.” says Callaghan. “Or Gaffer tape.”https://www.sports-health.com/blog/does-kinesiology-tape-really-work"Despite this, many experts believe that kinesio tape may have a positive effect psychologically. Anecdotal evidence of its abilities may reflect a placebo effect it has on users—if people believe it's helping them, it may actually do so."https://www.painscience.com/articles/kinesio-taping.php"New materials may achieve different and possibly superior benefits, but probably not much. Taping does not work biomechanically or biologically, as many proponents explain it. It’s more likely that the odd sensations change function and reduce pain, a neurology hack that tends to be upredictable and minor"https://www.cyclingweekly.com/fitness/training/kinesio-tape-really-work-132173"Kinesiology tape has been very 
well marketed, but not well researched. It’s very unlikely to help performance or reduce injury risk, but may help reduce pain in the short term."


Lol. You claimed it was placebo and then to support your claim you posted a load of stuff confirming it was not.

I'd rather use this than gaffer tape.
kristoff18758 h, 24 m ago

Definitely isn’t placebo. I use it on my achilles which gives me issues w …Definitely isn’t placebo. I use it on my achilles which gives me issues when partaking in activities and the difference is really noticeable.


That doesn’t mean it isn’t a placebo!
Thanks op

T/l d/r all comments

helps me in sporting activities
Edited by: "usernameinalid" 12th Feb
Personally, I'm in with the placebo camp due to the lack of any decent evidence proving otherwise but here's the nub..
Placebos work, that's been scientifically proven. Even if you know you are taking a placebo, they still work. Even if you know it's a placebo and you personally don't believe in placebos, they still work (not to the same extent).
Will this make a huge difference, no. Will it make a very small difference, yes. Would you be better off spending your cash on a positive thinking book, almost certainly.

As for professional sportmen/women wearing them, of course they do. So would I if my entire career depended on my physical ability and someone came along and said "This may possibly give you a 1% improvement for no measurable reason and it cost a couple of quid." Why wouldn't you use it 'just in case'.
Edited by: "JayR123" 12th Feb
You don't see many footballers wearing those Robbie Fowler nose strips anymore do you?

You know, the ones that open the nostrils to help you breathe better.

They were EVERYWHERE at one stage. This tells me that they no longer work, or they never did work in the first place.
FREEZIN_WOLF35 m ago

You don't see many footballers wearing those Robbie Fowler nose strips …You don't see many footballers wearing those Robbie Fowler nose strips anymore do you?You know, the ones that open the nostrils to help you breathe better.They were EVERYWHERE at one stage. This tells me that they no longer work, or they never did work in the first place.


Nasal strips "work" and you still see them in American football etc but they're not much use in football. Football players and most sportspeople don't get to the point when they're blowing hard enough to really benefit from a slightly less resistive nasal passage, and looking stupid far outweighs any minor benefit.
Kinesiology Tape...

kristoff187511/02/2019 23:29

Definitely isn’t placebo. I use it on my achilles which gives me issues w …Definitely isn’t placebo. I use it on my achilles which gives me issues when partaking in activities and the difference is really noticeable.


I have ongoing Achilles Tendonitis due to running. Would this help to ease it? I usually do a lot of stretching or put an ice pack on after running which does help. Doctor told me 2 weeks of Voltarol then 2 weeks of ibuprofen to reduce swelling.
JayR12321 h, 59 m ago

Personally, I'm in with the placebo camp due to the lack of any decent …Personally, I'm in with the placebo camp due to the lack of any decent evidence proving otherwise but here's the nub..Placebos work, that's been scientifically proven. Even if you know you are taking a placebo, they still work. Even if you know it's a placebo and you personally don't believe in placebos, they still work (not to the same extent). Will this make a huge difference, no. Will it make a very small difference, yes. Would you be better off spending your cash on a positive thinking book, almost certainly. As for professional sportmen/women wearing them, of course they do. So would I if my entire career depended on my physical ability and someone came along and said "This may possibly give you a 1% improvement for no measurable reason and it cost a couple of quid." Why wouldn't you use it 'just in case'.


Exactly right. As I said above - if you feel it benefits you, then do it - placebo effect is very real and can be beneficial. Its your money and your choice.

Apart from anything else, the amount of chronic pain that is psychological in source as opposed to physical I think most people would be shocked at. In these cases placebo effect is even more marked. The vast majority of chronic pain services now offered in the NHS relate to psychological treatment now.
Garnett12/02/2019 07:23

Lol. You claimed it was placebo and then to support your claim you posted …Lol. You claimed it was placebo and then to support your claim you posted a load of stuff confirming it was not.I'd rather use this than gaffer tape.


Erm...no he didn’t?
Edited by: "MrShed" 13th Feb
MrShed39 m ago

Erm...no he didn’t?


You're gonna have to elaborate before I can show you where you're going wrong.
HUKDposter11th Feb

This stuff is just a placebo, you'd do just as well to save some money and …This stuff is just a placebo, you'd do just as well to save some money and wrap some duct tape around yourself.


Do not do this, I did this before going to a festival with bad ankle, the results were not good. We live and learn
spitthedog196412/02/2019 16:31

I have ongoing Achilles Tendonitis due to running. Would this help to ease …I have ongoing Achilles Tendonitis due to running. Would this help to ease it? I usually do a lot of stretching or put an ice pack on after running which does help. Doctor told me 2 weeks of Voltarol then 2 weeks of ibuprofen to reduce swelling.


Apparently it’s a placebo...

Grab some, watch a video on the tension to use and give it a go. Shave the hair in the area first. Works for me at about 75% tension. Don’t replace the ice/stretching though, still do that alongside the tape.
kristoff18752 h, 29 m ago

Apparently it’s a placebo...Grab some, watch a video on the tension to use …Apparently it’s a placebo...Grab some, watch a video on the tension to use and give it a go. Shave the hair in the area first. Works for me at about 75% tension. Don’t replace the ice/stretching though, still do that alongside the tape.


Thanks for the advice.
spitthedog196412th Feb

I have ongoing Achilles Tendonitis due to running. Would this help to ease …I have ongoing Achilles Tendonitis due to running. Would this help to ease it? I usually do a lot of stretching or put an ice pack on after running which does help. Doctor told me 2 weeks of Voltarol then 2 weeks of ibuprofen to reduce swelling.


The best treatment would probably be to stop running...
Thank you OP for posting this, useful for me as I was able to get some in store yesterday
Heat for the post
Edited by: "sustar" 7th Mar
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