The Benefits of Kinesiotaping for Sports Injuries
Kinesio Tape is a specific type of sports tape that stretches with your movements. It helps reduce pain, inflammation and swelling while not limiting movement or requiring the individual to abstain from activities, which helps speed recovery.
Our Broomfield Chiropractor Offers Kinesiotaping
We offer kinesiotaping for a wide variety of sports injuries. Kinesio Tape is designed to stretch up to 60 percent of its resting length. It can be used to treat tennis and golfer’s elbow, shin splints, lower back pain, wrist injuries, rotator cuff injuries and runner’s knee as well as many other types of sports injuries. It allows the individual to continue their training regiments while still treating the injury. The tape does not impede blood flow and allows for a full range of motion, while not allowing the injured area to move improperly. It is applied over and along injured muscles and joints in specific patterns with specific tensions, depending on the injury and severity of the injury. It’s been proven to reduce swelling and pain and improve circulation and lymphatic flow.
Sports Injury Pain Management
In addition to kinesiology tape, our Broomfield chiropractor also offers Spider tape and Rocktape for sports injury pain management. Kinesio tape and similarly designed sports tapes use a lot less tape than traditional sports tape because it is not meant to complete immobilize the joint or muscle. Instead, it is applied along specific muscles and around injured joints to reduce pain and inflammation.
It works by increasing the space between the muscle and the skin to improve circulation and fluid movement throughout the body and preventing overextending of the muscles and incorrect movement of the joints. This dramatically reduces pain while still allowing the individual to exercise and perform daily tasks, and Kinesio tape is approved for 24 hour use.
Would you use Kinesio tape to help reduce your sports injury pain? Tell our Broomfield chiropractor your thoughts in the comments.