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why do pros put that tape on their knees(6 posts)

why do pros put that tape on their kneesishmael
Mar 19, 2002 12:49 PM
re: why do pros put that tape on their kneespmf1
Mar 19, 2002 1:01 PM
Because they crashed the day before. You're seeing bandages, not tape.
they're little heating pads....rollo tommassi
Mar 19, 2002 1:10 PM
self-adhesive thingies to help keep the exposed knee warm.
usually a non-analgesic containing capsicum, menthol or similar.

I thought I saw a tv ad for an adhesive 'heating' pad for lower back pain, but I can't remember the brand, and couldn't find it at the store.

You can also get them in Chinese pharmacies, but beware - they can be unbelievably hot! Ask for a plaster bandage.
the IcyHot patches, maybe? nmdustin73
Mar 19, 2002 11:23 PM
ThermaCareDaThumb
Mar 19, 2002 7:21 PM
I found some in our local Safeway supermarket. They come in a couple different sizes. It isn't like Ben-Gay. It actually heats up. The large size is for back pain. It takes 30minutes to heat up and provides 8 hours of heat.
thanks! nmrollo tommassi
Mar 20, 2002 9:56 AM
nm