HOW KINESIO TAPING WORKS
Kinesio taping is simply applying special adhesive tape over the muscles, helping to stimulate them. The taping process provides stability and support for the muscles and joints while allowing motion. This, in turn, sends signals that help in the healing process and optimizes performance. The tape also supports the soft tissue, which helps to prolong effectiveness. When used alongside chiropractic therapy, the technique can have immense benefits.
WHEN TO USE KINESIO TAPING
This taping therapy is very effective and versatile. It can be used by anyone in different situations. The technique can be used in treating inflammation, sports injuries, sprains, and strains. It can also be used as a preventive measure to avoid or prevent injuries. Kinesio taping is also commonly used for pregnancy. The water-resistant tape can be worn for several days, and it helps with muscle movement and flexibility. Kinesio taping can be used by everyone, from athletes and bodybuilders to pediatric and geriatric patients.
BENEFITS OF KINESIO TAPING
The taping technique is very helpful for dealing with pain relief. Overuse and straining the muscles can cause soreness and tension. The taping helps to reduce pain by relieving pressure on the injured area. Stroke patients suffering from shoulder pain experience a reduction of pain thanks to the technique. Used during rehabilitation, the taping technique has provided relief to patients suffering from tennis elbow.
AID IN MUSCLE RECOVERY
Kinesio taping helps to improve blood flow as well as the flow of nutrients and oxygen to the injured area. This, in turn, helps the injured or overused muscles to heal quickly. The effectiveness of the tapping technique has made it popular for treating many conditions. These include posture, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, lower back pain, knee pain, Rotator Cuff impingement, Shin Splints, and Bursitis.
Kinesio taping helps the body’s lymphatic system by reducing pressure, which removes fluid buildup from the tissues. When an area is injured, fluids like lactic acid tend to build up there. The taping helps to drain these fluids. Apart from healing the injury, Kinesio helps to reduce swelling and inflammation that occurs after surgery. People with chronic inflammatory conditions can benefit greatly from this therapy.
OVERALL BODY FUNCTION
Kinesio taping helps to improve overall body function. This is very beneficial for optimal healing. The tape also stimulates and relaxes the muscles, which helps to maximize physical performance. The taping provides support but doesn’t restrict muscles. The individual can remain active without worrying about straining the injured muscle. One of the best things about this therapy is that patients do not experience side effects.
People who suffer from cramping or muscle spasms, especially during workouts, can find relief by using the tape. Kinesio tape is an effective tool to prevent running injuries and also to speed up the healing process.
For more information on Kinesio Taping, visit Dr. Christian’s Chiropractic at our offices in Raleigh, North Carolina. You can also call (919) 750-0661 to book an appointment.