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Old 04-24-2012, 12:41 AM   #1
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Therapeutic tape?

Has anyone been diagnosed with constochondritis and been treated with therapeutic (kinesio) tape? I am considering asking for a referral to therapy, but I have an adhesive allergy and would like some input from anyone who has tried this, before risking a reaction. If the taping works, I would be willing to deal with the allergy.

 
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Re: Therapeutic tape?

After dealing with this condition for over 20 months, I went for my first physical therapy appointment today for costochondritis and asked for kinesio tape. The taping was over my pectoral muscle. My swelling at the rib-sternum junction is palpable. Fourteen hours with kinesio tape and my rib-sternum swelling is noticeably decreased. I was also told that I need to work on breathing from my diaphragm more than my chest.

 
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