How Kinesiology Tape helps in relieving pain? Find out

What is Kinesiology taping method? It is a rehabilitative taping technique that facilitates body’s inbuilt healing process while providing support and stability to joints and muscles without restricting the movements. Taping techniques had been used for treating different ailments from a very long time. However, a small disadvantage with the rigid taping material was that the movement of joints was restricted. The patient usually faced difficulty in the joint movement with the tape on. Hence, later on Kinesiology tapes were introduced, which brought a revolution in the field of sports science. It is widely used in the treatment of various disorders in conjunction with other treatments and is highly preferred by athletes. What are the properties of Kinesio tape? It is a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive strip. It has the ability to stretch to 120- 140% of its original length. It can also recoil to original length after it is stretched and applied The glue is heat activated.     What are the benefits of Kinesiology tape? The tape almost resembles the skin, has numerous pores in it and hence allows normal breathing of skin. Does not cause any skin irritation and therefore it is safe. It is water resistant, hence can be used during exercise and even during profuse sweating. Patient can take bath with the tape on. Allows free movement of the joints without any restrictions and at the same time provides protection to the injured structures. It can stay for 3 to 5 days or even longer. How is the tape applied? Kinesiology tape can be applied in different ways. Only...