Yes, by miracle tape, I’m referring to those colorful tapes that you see on runners and athletes. These tapes were made famous during the 2008 Beijing Olympics by the beach volleyball players (I think, do correct me if I’m mistaken here). I was skeptical to try them at first, but after the 2013 Standard Chartered Marathon, I had a niggling ankle pain that would not go away. Tried all kinds of solutions, but none really work, and the 2XU marathon was really coming up. I then decided to give these tapes a trial…. and voila, they actually worked!

I taped my ankle like how they show on the video, and I was running like there was no pain at all! It’s amazing… prior to that, no matter how much I had read about the theory of it, I just couldn’t convince myself that it will work. But it does… at least it seems there is no placebo effect here, because pain is pain, you can definitely feel it. So I’m sold… and convince that these tapes do work (for me, at least).



  1. I have used them in the past for knee pain, eventually I got better but cannot be sure if because of tape or not… still not convinced if marketing gimmick or real hehe


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