Kinesio Tape is bullshit. There I said it. It does nothing other than fool people into thinking it does something. The placebo effect at best.
A Class Action Lawsuit alleging consumer fraud/deceptive advertising was recently filed in Massachusetts against KT Tape (Vuckovic v. KT Health Holdings Inc. et al, case number 1:15-cv-13696). If you’re not sure what a Class Action Lawsuit is, read this first.
If you watched the recent summer Olympic Games, there is a good chance you noticed some athletes donning multi-colored tape strips and patches on various body parts. It was quite noticeable on those more scantily-clad, such as beach volleyball and track and field athletes.