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German beach volleyball players Katrin Holtwick, left, and Ilka Semmler celebrate a, their bodies adorned with Kinesio tape, an adhesive strapping designed to provide muscle and joint support However, compared with its ubiquity on the track, court, pitch and field, rigorous scientific research on Kinesio tape is scant.

Indeed, a handful of research papers suggest its ability to relieve pain or improve muscle strength is limited.

Well applied: Semmler sports the pink tape again on her rear during a match against Mauritius.

The product is designed to be used with a particular taping technique which practitioners need to special training to learn 'Kinesio tape may be of some assistance to clinicians in improving pain-free active range of movement immediately after tape application for patients with shoulder pain,' wrote scientists in one study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physiotherapy.

In a review of all the scientific research so far, published in the Sports Medicine journal in February, researchers found 'little quality evidence to support the use of Kinesio tape over other types of elastic taping in the management or prevention of sports injuries'.

Scant scientific proof, but plenty of anecdotal evidence: Greek judoka Ilias Iliadis sports Kinesio tape on his back during his fight with Lithuania's Karolis Bauza yesterday.

The company insists that scientific evidence has yet to catch up with what athletes and physiotherapist say about the tape's benefits Kevin Anderson, managing director of Kinesio UK, which supplies the tape in Britain and trains people in how to apply it, says the scientific research has yet to catch up with what athletes and physiotherapists say about the tape's benefits.'There's nothing magical in the tape, it certainly can't improve your performance or make you into Superman, but the way people use the tape is to lift the skin, reduce the pressure and that helps relieve pain and swelling.'Whatever the science, German beach volleyball player Sara Goller sported two long pink strips of the tape on her left leg during matches on Tuesday, while her partner Laura Ludwig had two vertical blue strips on her stomach.

Colourful: Dwayne Chambers sports Union Flag design Kinesio tape during the men's 4x100m relay at the European Athletics Championships in Helsinki last month.

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