I purchased 3 rolls of 5cm kinesiology tape. I buy this tape because I suffer with fibromyalgia and I am reluctant to take painkillers until absolutely necessary. This tape helps to relieve some of the strain and fatigue that I suffer in my calves, knees and plantar so that I can make short journeys when necessary. In the past I have used this tape for sports injuries and it helped immensely and sped up recovery time.
Advantages: Helps relieve muscle fatigue and strain when applied correctly, can reduce pain medication as appropriate. speeds up injuries recovery
Disadvantages: the adhesive sometimes irritates my skin leaving me with open sores and blisters, but I think this is just my fibromyalgia and allergies, and this is something that I am willing to live with if I don't have to take as many pain killers