Kinesiotaping is a rehabilitative technique designed to boost the body’s
natural healing process. It helps to provide support to the injured muscles
and tissues, without affecting blood circulation and the joint’s
range of motion. The technique uses a specialized elastic tape that can
be worn be people of all age groups. It is beneficial for people who are
recovering from an orthopedic condition or injury such as Carpal Tunnel
Syndrome, ligament tears, Herniated Discs, strains, sprains, Rotator Cuff Tear etc.
How Kinesiotaping Works?
In contrast to the traditional taping techniques that involved firmly holding
the injured muscles and restricting their movement, Kinesiotaping works
the other way round. It moves along with the muscles, thereby allowing
them to expand and retain complete range of motion.
The kinesio tape should be applied in a clinical setting, under the supervision
of an experienced
physical therapist. It is usually put on or around the site of strain or injury in a way
that does not restrain movement. The tape helps to keep the skin and connective
tissue away from the affected muscles. This allows the bodily fluids to
flow freely and promote healing of the injured tissues.
Benefits Of Kinesiotaping
Relieves Pain: Due to its elastic properties, the kinesio tape uses a slight lifting
action on the skin. This helps to relieve stress from the body’s
pain receptors caused due to the flow of blood and other lymphatic fluids.
Reduces Swelling: By ensuring a proper flow of blood, kinesiotaping boosts the removal
of lymphatic fluids from the tissues in and near the site of injury which
helps to compress swelling.
Provides Support: Being highly elastic, the kinesiotaping provides proper support to the
injured muscles and joints. This helps in loosening the muscles, move
the joint and prevent it from any jerky movements that may cause further damage.
Prevents Muscle Spasms: By promoting the blood flow, it facilitates the proper supply of oxygen
and required nutrients to the damaged tissues. This helps to increase
the laxity of muscles and prevent spasms or cramps.
Promotes Muscle Strengthening: Kinesotaping works towards retaining safe and normal range of motion
of the affected joint. Thus, the individual can carry out muscle strengthening
and stretching exercises without any pain, which further accelerates the
The physical therapists at OrthoTexas specialize in using Kinesiotaping
technique to help patients find relief from joint pain and recover from
sports injuries. To schedule an appointment with the
physical therapists in McKinney, TX, you can call at
(972) 727 – 9995 or visit McKinney Medical Village, 7300 Eldorado Parkway Suites 165/165A,
McKinney, Texas 75070.