Everyone has nerve receptors in their skin, as well as in the deep layers of the fascia, muscles, and other connective tissues, Wickham says. It is a rehab tool, not rehab, he says. Kinesiology tape can help to treat shoulder injuries like rotator cuff damage or just shoulder pain in general. A randomised double-blind clinical trial in 2008 found Kinesio tape produced an immediate improvement in range of motion when treating shoulder pain, compared with a sham tape. KT tape has helped both “weekend warriors” and award-winning Olympic medalists get back in the game. If you feel any discomfort or issues in your feet, properly applied dedicated tape might make a huge difference to help you improve your game and minimize your risk of injury. Avoid stretching the ends of kinesiology tape when you apply it. Relieves pain: Kinesiology tape can relieve pressure on muscle and joint injuries to help ease any pain you might be feeling. The fact is, these days if you see a therapist for a running related injury, there is a high chance you will leave with at least one strip of kinesiology tape stuck to your body somewhere, normally over the area of pain.
This year a meta-analysis concluded “there was little quality evidence” to support the use of Kinesio tape over other types of elastic taping, although it may have “a small beneficial role in improving strength” and the “range of motion in certain injured cohorts”. As far as research goes, there is a distinct lack of quality investigation. With the current lack of evidence, claims made by smaller brands such as “aids lymphatic and muscle systems”, “reduces recovery times” or “improves fitness” have lead to them being sued. The 2012 Olympics produced an equally impressive display of the tape, and today we see all levels of athletes, especially recreational runners, often covered in new alternative and popular brands that have hit the market, including Rock Tape and KT Tape. In Grade l, the severity of illness is very mild including a sense of discomfort. Moderate amount of discomfort arises in the Grade ll, and this level of grade can limit your regular activities such as running or jogging. Some evidence suggests that taping can help to stabilize the muscles and ligaments of the knee, relieve knee pain, prevent hyperflexion of the joint, restore normal movement, and compress the soft tissues. In this case, we’re talking about what KT Tape does for the knee, one of the most important joints in the body and one that sees a lot of punishment day-in and day-out.
Wrap another piece of this tape around the leg, about an inch below the bottom of the knee cap. Put another piece of cardboard down to protect the floor when going out the door. A can of spray paint, masking tape, cardboard and scissors, sandpaper with fine grit, adhesive with industrial strength, screwdriver, and the hockey helmet design you have chosen to create will be the objects you need to start the painting project. Or is the tape, destined to be ubiquitous at the Olympics, the new Kabbalah bracelet? Any form of tape, brace or support sends a message to our brain that we may be in danger. As a runner, chances are you are already familiar with kinesiology tape and may well have personal experience regarding its use. The elasticity of kinesiology tape determines how much it will stretch as you position it on your body, as well as the range of motion you’ll have when you’re wearing it.
In general, removing KT Tape is quite easy and safe in most circumstances. Drugs are rigorously tested to ensure they are effective and safe before they are licensed. In his previous job with the NHS Prescription Services, Anderson saw that “we’re very good at prescribing drugs”. Knee injuries are common not just to athletes, but also to working people that perform movements that are required for their daily job performance. Anyone who has a job requiring repetitive movements, which can cause pain due to inflammation and overuse. With pain that ranges from nagging to sharp, hamstring strains can be caused by microscopic tears in the muscle, or in severe cases a complete rupture. If you don’t have shin splints, but want to make sure you are doing everything you can to avoid them, check out this previous blog on some simple tips to help avoid shin splints. To make a customised home first aid kit, start by purchasing a sturdy bin with a lid. For the unacquainted, we are talking about the typically brightly coloured tape that is often seen adorning the limbs of both recreational and professional athletes in an attempt to either help rehabilitate an injury or increase performance on race day.