DOMS = Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
The intense soreness you feel for days after a workout.
+PROVEN CLINICAL RESULTS
KT Tape Reduced DOMS 48-72 hrs after
workout, 50% reduction after 72 hours.
KT Tape improved anaerobic power recovery time*
*4 EFFECTIVE CLINICAL STUDIES. KT TAPE MUST BE WORN DURING, AND AFTER EXERCISE (UP TO 48 HOURS) FOR DOMS BENEFIT
How does kinesiology
taping reduce DOMS?
Research is needed to help define exactly how kinesiology tape improves muscle recovery; these results may indicate that the lifting effect of kinesiology tape could help release pressure in soft tissues, allowing lymphatic fluid to move more freely and reduce muscle pain and inflammation.
BEFORE KT TAPE
AFTER KT TAPE
While we’re still learning about the mechanisms behind DOMS, the theory is that after strenuous exercise, the body experiences an influx of muscle spasms, lactic acid, tissue damage, and inflammation, resulting in pain and soreness in that typically peaks at 48 hours and continues for up to 7 days. Anyone can experience DOMS, from elite athletes to weekend warriors. However, it may be more noticeable for people first starting a workout, as they are more likely to be deconditioned and pushing too hard.
Finally, good news for DOMS sufferers.
NEW RESEARCH ON DOMS AND KINESIOLOGY TAPING
In this new study, kinesiology taping was shown to significantly reduce muscle soreness after intense exercise. In the study, a group of participants received kinesiology tape applied to their quadriceps and were then instructed to complete a series of drop jumps from a lifted platform. The non-placebo group received proper placement of the tape, whereas the placebo group received Kinesiology taping was shown to significantly reduce muscle soreness kinesiology tape without any technique or tension. At the 72-hour mark, researchers asked the participants how they felt. The group with the incorrect placement of kinesiology tape reported more muscle soreness compared to the group with the proper tape placement. They also measured the participants’ serum creatine kinase levels, used to measure muscle damage or injury, and found that the placebo group showed significantly higher levels compared to the non-placebo group.
How to decrease
POST-WORKOUT MUSCLE SORENESS
Want to try it yourself?
Light muscle soreness is not always a bad thing, since soreness is often an indicator that your muscles are adapting to exercise. Being too sore can put a damper on your day and get in the way of your workouts.