You Can Tape Your Body Without Being an Olympic Athlete
In an era where athletes compete and win or lose in a fraction of a second, it was once be Being tapped wasn’t something you wanted anyone to see. This was a red light indication for competitors that you had physical limitations. But today, all of that has changed.
You likely saw plenty of brightly colored tape on the arms and legs of some top athletes during the Olympics. In the 1970s, Kenzo Kase, a Japanese chiropractor, invented the Kinesio Tape. A good kinesio tape brand is Rocktape. Kinesio taping isn’t just for easing discomfort from injuries. It is more than that. Muscles and joints are stabilized with kinesiology tape while still being able to move freely. Microscopically lifting the skin also decreases inflammation, increasing circulation and lymphatic flow, which speeds up the healing process.
In today’s healthcare setting, Kinesio taping is used to treat rehabilitative purposes with upwards of 85 percent of the population. Practitioners who regularly use it believe that it facilitates the body’s natural healing process. By allowing lymphatic fluid to flow freely and reducing friction between tissues, it achieves this. In addition to offering patient support during an injury, it offers a patient better rehabilitation outcomes.
Plantar Fasciitis and Kinesio taping
There is a possibility that you suffer from plantar fasciitis if you have foot pain under your heel. Kinesio taping can be used as part of your successful rehabilitation for plantar fasciitis as one of the modalities of treatment for the condition. Pain and inflammation are treated as well as the underlying causes. In order to promote healing, kinesio tape stabilizes fascia ligaments. Kinesiology tape is used to treat plantar fasciitis for the following reasons:
- Reduce pain
- Reduce the pressure off of your plantar fascia
- Supports the natural arch of your foot
- Supports the surrounding muscles
You can decrease the pain and pressure on the plantar fascia by keeping your arch supported with kinesiology tape on your foot. Walking and running may become easier once the arch is supported.
Tendonitis and Kinesio Taping
Associated Foot & Ankle Care treats a variety of tendonitis conditions, including Achilles tendonitis, posterior tibial tendonitis, and peroneal tendonitis. The conditions may occur on the outer, inner, or back of the ankle, as well as the top of the foot. Pain in the foot or ankle is most often caused by tendonitis. In the case of running, it occurs when the foot, ankle, or leg are overused during an activity.
Kinesio taping is an effective treatment for tendonitis in many cases. Due to its thin and elastic nature, kinesio taping is effective for tendonitis. It stabilizes the foot and prevents the foot from moving in an unhealthy way. Kinesio tape’s elasticity allows it to move with healthy limits, unlike traditional tape. Traditional tape cannot be worn for as long and can cause further injuries. You may be able to return to running and everyday activities earlier if you use this tape.
Please feel free to Contact Us with any questions you might have about Kinesio Taping or make an appointment to see us if you believe it could help you.