Setting The Record Straight: 4 Myths About Using Kinesiology Tape – Mueller.

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    <br>The use of kinesiology tape to treat injuries is often a hotly disputed. Vastly misunderstood topic of conversation in the sports medicine world. You’ve probably heard conflicting arguments. Might be wondering what the truth is about kinesiology tape. Let’s set the record straight. Tackle 4 common myths about kinesiology tape. Kinesiology tape has been the subject of numerous recent medical studies. Plenty of studies have found it to be beneficial. In this study, researchers found that kinesiology tape combined with exercise is as effective as a steroid injection combined with exercise in treating patients with sub-acromial impingement of the shoulder. This finding confirms kinesiology tape as a less-invasive, drug-free treatment option. In this systematic review, researchers found kinesiology tape combined with exercise to be effective in reducing symptoms of pain that lasts for more than four weeks. They also determined that taping is superior to minimal intervention for pain relief. There have certainly been studies that claim taping has little to no effect, but often these studies are done on subjects who are not injured and thus have little to gain from Spine Taping Videos.<br><br>KT Tape has more than 60 instructional videos available online teaching how to correctly apply the tape to support various body parts and to help with various injuries. The elastic core delivers strong support for muscles, joints and tendons without restricting comfort and range of motion. This means it will provide stronger support, for as long as you need it, remaining comfortable for up to 3 days. So durable, KT Tape will stay on in water be it the shower, the pool or the ocean. For best results, apply KT Tape one hour before activity and after you’ve first cleaned the skin of dirt and oils. Don’t overstretch the tape and make sure the ends are on skin, not on tape. 16′, this roll of KT Tape is designed to be cut into strips for customized care and a personalized fit. Making the Classic even more athlete friendly is that the acrylic based medical grade adhesive is gentle on skin, unlike traditional athletic tape.<br><br>If any skin irritation occurs, remove the tape right away. Kinesiology tape directly interacts with the skin and its underlying structures. Kinesiology tape also influences similar systems your skin does, such as the neurosensory system, which is responsible for carrying pain signals to the brain. Therefore, as you apply the tape, it will act as an extension of the skin. 1. Clean the skin with hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol. Make sure that the area is oil-free and dry. Make sure to remove any lotion. 2. If there is any thick hair on the area you wish to tape, it is best to trim the hair to about 1/8″ so as not to interfere with the tape’s ability to stick to the skin. Keep in mind that it is not necessary to shave the hair on the skin prior to the application of kinesiology tape. If you are using a kinesiology tape roll, you need to round every corner when cutting the tape so that the edges will not peel prematurely due to rubbing on clothing or other materials.<br><br>So your pack of Pro Kinesiology tape has just arrived in the post, now what? I guess you’ve got a couple of questions, how do I use it, what’s the best way to apply it, how much do I need to use? Well in this post we’re going to cover how to get your kinesiology tape to stick. Thankfully it’s not rocket science, but there are however a few things you can do that will really help. Remember the five “P”’s? Luckily for you we’ve made this really easy. Our No Label Pro Kinesiology tape has been designed to be long lasting. If applied correctly it can last for 3-5 days from one application. Make sure the area you are applying the No Label Pro Kinesiology tape to is clean, dry and free of any contaminants. That means removing any dirt, oil, hair, sun tan lotion, fake tan you name it, we need it off. We’ve found that using an alcohol wipe is the best way to do this.<br><br>Healthcare professionals have been teaching patients for years how to apply kinesiology tape themselves. Don’t be afraid to jump in and just go for it the first time you try and tape yourself. It generally takes 3 or 4 times to get comfortable with taping before you’ll be taping like the pros. 1. Make sure the skin is clean and dry, free from lotions/oils (suntan lotion, skin conditioner, topical treatments, etc). We’ve even found that some bath soaps have moisturizers in them that leave a residue behind, so if you want to play it safe just clean the skin with rubbing alcohol before applying. 2. If applying KT Tape on a joint, be sure the joint is in a fully bent position. If the tape is applied over a knee or elbow in an extended position the tape will pull off as the joint is moved. 3. Never stretch the first or the last of the tape on either end. The tape on the ends should be applied directly to the skin without stretching, otherwise, it will pull up and will not stick. 4. Lastly, be sure to set the adhesive by firmly rubbing the tape & make sure all the edges are down. Do not use KT Tape if you have been diagnosed with cancer as it may interfere with treatment. Disease management strategies employed by your medical professionals. Do not use KT Tape on abdominal applications if pregnant.<br>

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