Kinesiology tape in the management of musculoskeletal disorders

Key messages from this Snapshot Summary include:

  • Kinesiology tape may offer short-term reduction in pain but does not appear to provide long-term pain relief
  • Pain-reducing effects of kinesiology tape may not be large enough to be significant to patients
  • Kinesiology tape appears safe, relatively cheap, and no serious adverse effects were reported in the literature reviewed

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