Kinesiotaping and how it helps:
Athletic Taping has evolved from white tape to elastic sports tape, commonly called Kinesiological taping. It is commonly used to treat sports injuries and non-sports injuries.
- Shoulder dysfunction (pain, bursitis and rotor cuff injury),
- Plantar fascitis
- Posture correction
- Back pain
The tape gives support and stability to you joints and muscles without effecting range of motion. The tape lifts the skin from the muscle and fascia below, this creates space that takes pressure off swelling or injured muscles. This allows smooth muscle movement and blood drainage. Additionally, the tape is used for 3-5 days per application and can resist water with showers.
The research showed exercise combined with kinesiology tape was as effective as injection and exercise for shoulder pain. The study showed significant improvements in pain, range or motion, and functional tests. Taping is a very useful tool and a much cheaper, less invasive procedure than injection.
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Subasi, V., Cakir, T., Arica, Z., Sarier, R.N., Filiz, M.B., Dogan, K.D. & Toraman, N.F.,(2014). Comparison of efficacy of kinesiological taping and sub-acromial
Kinesiotaping article: injection therapy in sub-acromial impingement syndrome. Clinical Rheumatology doi 10.1007/s10067-014-2824-7