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Benefits of Kinesio Taping For Everyone

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Kinesio taping is common for injuries, but can also be effective for non-sports related injuries/ailments. Kinesio taping is a rehabilitative therapeutic taping method that facilitates the body’s ability to heal naturally. The tape provides support, and stability for muscles, and joints without restricting motion. Plus there is added soft tissue support prolonging the tape’s effectiveness. The technique can have added benefits when combined with chiropractic. This technique is the norm among athletes nowadays but can benefit everybody. As a chiropractic physician, I use the technique for:

  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Injury Prevention
  • Pregnancy

The taping involves applying the tape over and around muscles stimulating them to send neuromuscular signals that optimize performance and helps injuries heal naturally. This is a versatile treatment that can benefit everyone.

Pain Relief

We all get strained, overused muscles that can cause tension and soreness. Millions suffer from neck, upper, mid, and low back pain from poor posture or sitting all day. It reduces pain by relieving the pressure on the strained or injured area. According to a study, stroke patients with shoulder pain experienced relief and reduction in shoulder pain after three weeks of Kinesio Taping intervention. Another study published in the Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation had similar results for reduced pain in patients with tennis elbow. Kinesio tape therapy can improve pain symptoms while continuing to heal the specific muscle/s.

Reduce Inflammation

It also reduces pressure on the lymphatic system, which removes fluid from the tissues. Reduced pressure allows the body to drain fluids like lactic acid that can build up in an injured area. This benefit goes beyond just healing injuries. It helps reduce inflammation and swelling after surgery and with inflammatory conditions like lymphedema. Kinesio could be beneficial for individuals with chronic inflammatory conditions.

Overused Muscle Recovery

Taping improves blood flow, the delivery of oxygen, and nutrients to the affected area, which helps overused muscles heal quickly. This added benefit is one of the reasons taping is now used in everyday practice to treat:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Rotator cuff impingement
  • Bursitis
  • Low back pain
  • Shin splints
  • Posture
  • Knee pain

Function

Taping helps improve overall function. This is a key factor for optimal healing. A study found elderly patients with degenerative knee arthritis tried the therapy and experienced reduced pain, stiffness, improved knee joint function, and increased overall motion. For improved function Kinesio is commonly used on the:

  • Ankles
  • Back
  • Feet
  • Knees
  • Shoulders

Overall Benefits

  • One of the most important benefits, it comes without side effects from prescription meds.
  • It provides support without restricting the muscle’s range of motion
  • Individuals can continue to be active and not worry about overstretching the injured muscle/s, as the tape will let them know.
  • The tape can be worn 24-hours a day for several days per application.

This Kinesio taping technique is currently used by thousands of:

  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Chiropractors
  • Medical doctors
  • Certified athletic trainers
  • Massage therapists

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