[Kit] Kinesiology Tape and Calf muscles

CrouchTPEngage


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Last couple of seasons, I've noticed my calf muscles getting more noticeably sore after a game.
I've put this down to
(a) I'm getting older
(b) The level and speed of games is getting more challenging
(c) A really bad calf tear 2 seasons ago that led me to abandon the game and some weeks out.

I've noticed other refs use this Kinesiology tape ( aka elasticated sticky physio tape ) on their calf muscles and wondered if anyone uses it or would recommend it.

Is it any good or a load of woo ?
cheers
 
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Look at arch supports in your footwear.
Have an uneducated opinion on the tape but will keep that to myself! !
 

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Look at Support Socks.

Skins, O'Neills etc

Also, consider adding calf raises to your workout routines. Bear Crawls help with pre and post match stretches
 

Rich_NL

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I've noticed other refs use this Kinesiology tape ( aka elasticated sticky physio tape ) on their calf muscles and wondered if anyone uses it or would recommend it.

Is it any good or a load of woo ?
cheers

It might have positive effects, but to the best of my knowledge it's not been found to have more positive effects than placebo.
 

Lee Lifeson-Peart


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I wear those Skins calf things. No idea if they work but I don't not wear them to test the placebo effect.

I used to wear flat Adidas boots but switched to Asics (with the heel raise in) about 10 years ago and it is probably those that helped my Achilles/Calf issues more.
 

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Last couple of seasons, I've noticed my calf muscles getting more noticeably sore after a game.
I've put this down to
(a) I'm getting older
(b) The level and speed of games is getting more challenging
(c) A really bad calf tear 2 seasons ago that led me to abandon the game and some weeks out.

I've noticed other refs use this Kinesiology tape ( aka elasticated sticky physio tape ) on their calf muscles and wondered if anyone uses it or would recommend it.

Is it any good or a load of woo ?
cheers
I wear skins calf support’s BUT if I get a minor calf problem I use K tape. This was first done for me by my massage therapist and it really worked to support an injury. I do it myself now at the first sign of a twinge and I am 100% convinced of its effectiveness
 

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I had a similar problem. The physio suggested calf strengthening and I’ve had no problems since. Calf raises every night when I brush my teeth, worked a treat
 
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