These last weeks my shoulder (right one) wings out under gravity. I can't move my arms but when lay down the moment I recline sideways (or any way really) it flops back, pokes up above my collar bone and rotates to hit as many nerves as it can!! I have LGMD 2C and it's never fallen sideway and backwards before now.
So, I've been trying the tape across as per video!!
First go: Used Melafix. Sticky, not bad to pull off, cotton/stretchy fibres. Then found out I was allergic and blistered.
Second go: Micropore - alone not enough support but stuck ok and easy to get off.
Third go: Zinc Oxide tape - not stretchy and very sticky. Says it is ok for sensitive skin. (I tried it over the top of plasters coving up my now blistered back). Supposed to be good if allergic. Skin still red and blotchy but it held well and kept should in the right place! ps as I write it's on offer in super drug.
Fourth go: Micropore (hoping I'm not allergic) first layer and then the Zinc Oxide tape... result pending the initial allergic reaction going!!
I did read up about Kinesio tape but it said it worked by triggering sensory receptors to act by telling the muscles to tighten - In that case it wouldn't work for me not having any muscle strength? Plus is was £6 a shot!
Anyone found the perfect strapping tape - and anyone out here with allergies found a good solution?
Thanks for the video post