- Theory: in case of a bad landing, tape reduces the chance of an inversion trauma
- Fewer non-contact inversion traumas with the use of Spraino
- Researchers consider the use of the tape to be safe, as the adverse effects are limited
Indoor athletes who attach Spraino® to the outside of their sports shoes, sustain less non-contact inversion traumas than athletes who are not using this tape. Moreover, the athletes using tape are less often severe and their return to play time is one week shorter on average. This is concluded by an international group of researchers who conducted a randomised controlled pilot study among 480 Danish handball, basketball and badminton players. Half of these indoor athletes had been playing for 9 months with Spraino attached to their shoes. Training and injury records were reported on a weekly basis.