I can certainly write about my own experience and my son could as well. My Cliff Notes version ...
I had a failed metal on metal hip resurfacing which lead to 2 more Surgeries . Ended up with cobalt poisoning . Left in pain which rated a 10 on the McGill pain scale . I couldn't even work for 10 years.
I was put on opioids such as morphine, oxycodone, and Fentanyl.
Never abused meds but was put in hospital for a month in their detox unit to clean my body of opioids. This year alone I had 12 nerve blocks and an ablation ( burn the nerve ) . Nothing really helped this chronic pain .
I am pain free on most days since using the tape...it's great to not anymore feel like a slave to chronic pain.
My son is a hockey freak. About a year and a half ago while playing hockey he got a cramp in his calf and was rushed to emergency from the rink because he had this awful cramp for about 6 hours. My son has seen on numerous occasions a Physiatrist, 2 Orthopedic Surgeons, Sports Medicine Doctor (was one of the Montreal Canadiens team Doctors ), a Neurologist, and a Vascular Surgeon.
They believe his popliteal artery gets entrapped within his muscles. This summer he worked 12-15 hours a day and on weekends at a law firm . He was in sheer agony.
What I saw happen was miraculous. He put on the tape and his pain didn't diminish; it disappeared in about 30 seconds. He's back at the gym doing his full workouts and back on the ice playing hockey. It has dramatically improved his mood and his quality of life .
He's become a tape addict!