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Old 04-25-2005, 08:27 AM   #1
Chris Williams
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I saw an advert in a running magazine for CW-X running tights, that have kinesio taping around the knee and quad area. Although I'd prefer to be "natural", the concept interests me as I've had a lot of knee problems. Anyone here try them/ got a view?
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Old 04-25-2005, 02:01 PM   #2
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I've got an issue of Runner's World around here somewhere and they praise them because they don't restrict the patella and perform more of a stabilizing function.

They claimed they are extremely beneficial in long runs.

Now the ironic thing is that I've got several issues of Runner's World laying about my house and I haven't ran more than a 400 meter sprint in more than a year.
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Old 04-26-2005, 10:12 AM   #3
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Int he World Class Coaching topes covering the clean &jerk and snatch they recomend neoprene knee braces mainly as a proprioceptive aid and to keep heat int he knee joint. The product you are describing sounds similar, FWIW.
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Old 04-26-2005, 12:30 PM   #4
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Kinesio taping is pretty cool. If you've never seen it, it's really stretchy compared with standard tape. Depending on how it's applied, it can either relax muscle (like the ITB and outer thigh muscles) or facilitate muscles (like the VMO). I don't you'd need it long term, but supposedly it's great to help retrain the areas in question.

Don't forget to squat!
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