KT Tape can be used to prevent or treat many common muscle and joint related injuries including: sprains, muscle strains, subluxations, and tendonitis. KT tape provides support and pain relief before, during, and/or after an activity.
Does KT Tape heal injuries?
If you’re suffering from discomfort, pain, or stiff muscles, KT tape may just be the support you need. Lightweight and easy-to-wear, this tape successfully treats a variety of injuries, including carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, sprained ankles, and shoulder and lower back pain.
Does KT tape actually do anything?
The study concluded there was little quality evidence to support the use of Kinesio tape over other types of elastic taping to manage or prevent sports injuries. Some experts have suggested there may be a placebo effect in using the tape, with athletes believing it will be helpful.
How long should you wear KT Tape?
K-Tape is designed to stay on for an average of 3-4 days. The adhesive is heat sensitive, so your doctor will rub the tape to make sure it is properly adhered to your skin. After 1-2 hours of normal activity, the K-Tape should be properly bonded to the treated area.
Is it OK to sleep with KT tape on?
You can wear it in the shower and while sleeping, so it’s providing therapeutic treatment 24/7.
How does Kinesio tape relieve pain?
Physical therapists have used kinesiology tape to lift the skin over these tense, knotted muscles. When the area is decompressed, pain receptors send a new signal to the brain, and tension in the trigger point decreases.
What do the different colors of KT Tape mean?
There is no physical or chemical difference between the colors. The colors were developed to be compatible with color therapy. The beige was created for minimal visibility and the black was created after many requests. Color choice is a matter of individual preference.
Is KT Tape bad for you?
Active cancer: If you are currently undergoing treatment for cancer, you should avoid using kinesiology tape, since it is thought that the tape increase circulation, and increasing blood flow and nutrition to a cancerous lesion may be dangerous.
What are the benefits of taping?
Proper taping also enables weak muscles to function efficiently, reduces pain and fatigue, and protects against cramping, over-extension, and over-contraction. Improved Athletic Performance: By supporting unstable joints and delivering slight pressure to “sleeping” muscles, taping can prompt higher performance.
Does kinesiology tape help tendonitis?
Kinesiology tape is designed to help with sports-related injuries, such as Achilles tendonitis, strains, sprains, shin splints, instability and swelling. Because the tape helps lift up the skin, it allows for increases in blood flow, a reduction in swelling, pain relief and healing.
What is Kinesio taping method?
The Kinesio Taping® Method is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.
Can you wear KT Tape everyday?
Kinesiology tape can be worn for up to five days, if necessary, allowing the wearer to protect an injury without having to take complete rest.
How do you get KT tape off?
Removing Your Kinesio Tex Tape
- Put some baby oil or cooking oil on the tape and let it soak for a few minutes to break down the adhesive.
- Remove the tape in the direction of hair growth by slowly rolling down the tape and applying pressure on the skin with your other hand.
- Use oil to remove any extra residue.
What does KT tape have in it?
KT Tape Original and Gentle tape are made of 100% cotton fibers with specialized elastic cores. KT Tape PRO, PRO Extreme and PRO X are made using a highly engineered, ultra-durable synthetic fabric with 30% stronger elastic cores.