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    Default Kinesiology Tape and Calf muscles

    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 ?
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    Default Re: Kinesiology Tape and Calf muscles

    Look at arch supports in your footwear.
    Have an uneducated opinion on the tape but will keep that to myself! !

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    Default Re: Kinesiology Tape and Calf muscles

    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
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    Default Re: Kinesiology Tape and Calf muscles

    Quote Originally Posted by CrouchTPEngage View Post
    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.

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    Default Re: Kinesiology Tape and Calf muscles

    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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