We have written about the definition of Kinesiology Tape before. It’s simply a very effective technique to treat and prevent musculus-skeletal injuries (i.e. muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, discs, etc.). Once this colorful tape is applied over the muscles, the expected results are: to increase blood circulation, reduce pain and inflammation to support muscles and help them heal while providing structural support to joints and muscle.
This technique can be preventive or rehabilitative. The main purpose of Kinesiology Tape (KT) is to let athletes to continue training as well as competing while their injuries heal. Without any further introduction, here’s a summary of Kinesiology Tape and its functions:
- To give your muscles support. Thanks to KT’s unique elastic properties when using the correct application technique, it’s guaranteed that muscles and joints will be supported during sports or daily activities. Our very own Target Tape will allow the muscle’s recovery and its capacity to contract even if it is deteriorated. It also helps to diminish cramps, as well as discouraging unsafe movements since it only allows a safe range of motion.
- To enhance the flow of your body fluids. It is proven that Kinesiology Tape increases blood flow to and from the muscle. As a result, it reliefs pain from injured areas preventing inflammation. Simply explained, KT increases the presence of oxygen and nutrients to assist the process of repairing damaged tissues.
- To activate your endogenous analgesic system. Without getting too technical, “Endogenous” definition refers to having an internal cause or origin and calling something “Analgesic” means that it can relief pain.
With Kinesiology Tape’s main functions explained, some of the body areas where it’s often used are:
- Legs: Hips, calves, shin splints, quads, hamstrings, Achilles tendon, surf toe, gluteus, knees, ankles and feet.
- Trunk and back: Low and middle back, ribs, spine and abdominals.
- Neck and shoulders: General shoulder, rotator cuff and acromioclavicular joint.
- Arms and Hands: Wrists, elbows, finger jam, thumbs, forearms, biceps and triceps.
It is important to clear up that in order to experience the effectiveness of this method, any pain or injury should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare professional before initial tape application.
That said, share with us; has Kinesiology Taping helped you recover from an injured muscle? What’s your experience? Have you tried our Target Tape before? Let us know in the comments below or connect with us through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Page. Any thoughts? Please fill out our contact form or send us an email.
Have a great day and thank you so much for reading