Kinesiology Taping: Reducing Joint Pain and Irritation
- Pain Reduction • September 13, 2019
For some of the people, the joint and knee pain can affect the day-to-day life in small ways, but for other individuals, it can be devastating. It can last many days, weeks or months. Some people have joint pain for many years. While chronic or acute, the joint and knee irritation can affect the way you live.
If you ever had knee or joint pain, then you would have an idea of how hard it is to treat your pain. Doctors will mostly prescribe you pain medications and if you’re lucky to visit a specialist like a physical therapist, he or she would help you find the reason for your pain, plan a strategy or two to help you improve your mobility and reduce pain, and even show you a few exercises. But sometimes even all that’s not enough.
Here we’re going to tell you about another complimentary therapeutic modality that is essential for assisting in reducing your inflammation and pain…
The kinesiology taping is used for the treatment of your knee and joint pain. Kinesiology tape is a flexible and cotton tape which is used to assists in decreasing the muscle spasms and pain, reducing the muscle trigger points and facilitates the muscular functions.
The Science and Mystery Behind Kinesiology Tape
The Winter Olympic Games in the last month saw a 24-year woman, Mirai Nagasu make history through becoming the first woman to complete the triple axel. Nagasu would bring the bronze model to the home for Team USA.
Hence, the next day, the focus is on the right leg of Nagasu, with the digits the USA in the center. Many people discussed the backgrounds of the “tattoo” until the Twitter account of one firm cleared the misunderstanding – there was not a tattoo; it was a therapeutic tape which is elastic.
From the past years, the same story has revised itself on multiple events. The dominating athletes such as Mario Balotelli, James Harden, or Serena Willams, take the field or court with different bands or strips across the knees, shoulders, or backs. Almost ten years ago, the knowledge of elastic kinesiology tape for the general public was so confined that some of the users of social media supposed that one player of basketball in college was making use of taking to hide the tattoo at orders of his coach.
Kinesiology taping is to improve the flow of blood and drain by lifting the skin to make a separation between the dermis and muscle layers.
How is Kinesiology Tape Applied?
We follow these steps to apply the kinesiology tape to treating your pain:
- We cut the kinesiology tape to about 4 to 6 inches in length and make three strips.
- You can sit in a chair and move a little forward your body.
- We use one strip at an angle over your joint with 100 percent stretching on the tape.
- We apply the next strip at a 45-degree angle to the first strip with 100 percent stretching. Now, you must have an “x” over your joints.
- We then use the last strip in the same manner with 100 percent stretching around the “x” made by the first two strips of the kinesiology tape.