Kinesiotape is a colourful and elastic sports tape that was introduced during the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008. Kinesiotape is today mainly used in sports medicine to stabilise damaged muscles and ligaments in healthy athletics. Could kinesiotape also be used for treatment of other musculoskeletal conditions?


For which conditions within primary care and sports medicine does kinesiotape have an effect?

SBU Enquiry Service consists of systematic literature searches to highlight studies that can address questions received by the SBU Enquiry Service from Swedish healthcare or social service providers. Relevant references are compiled by an SBU staff member, in consultation with an external expert when needed. The quality of the studies identified is not systematically reviewed.

Published: 11/7/2017
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