Kinesiotape is a unique therapeutic method using specially designed tape which may provide support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting range or motion or circulation. Kinesiotape can also be used for pain and edema control with application focused on your body’s own natural healing process. When correctly applied over the muscles, kinesiotape can reduce pain and inflammation and help relax overused and tired muscles.
Traditional athletic tape is generally wrapped directly around a joint to provide stability and support during a sporting event. The side effect of athletic tape is that it often obstructs the flow of bodily fluid and many times restricts the athlete’s range of motion. For this reason, athletic tape is generally applied immediately before a sporting event and removed directly after the event. In contrast, kinesiotape provides support as well as healing without restricting range of motion or blood flow.