How does athletic tape work?
Athletic tape is a revolutionary sports medicine solution for treating and preventing common sports injuries such as ITBS, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, knee pain and more. Ultra-light, elastic, and strong, athletic tape is highly effective at providing pain relief, stability & support, & faster recovery for injured or sore muscles and joints-without sacrificing comfort or freedom of movement.
Athletic tape is designed for professional athletes, olympians, and active people world-wide who take health & fitness seriously and who refuse to stop training, playing, or living life active and free. The design is minimalist, the results are magic. It offers structural or muscle support; it can correct postural problems and increase blood flow and lymphatic drainage.
When the tape is applied correctly, it achieves the last of these effects by lifting the skin to create a small space between the muscle and dermis layers. That space takes the pressure off swelling or injured muscles, allows smooth muscle movement and makes space for drainage and blood flow.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Athletic tape is applied along muscles, ligaments, and tendons (soft tissue) to provide a lightweight, strong, external support that helps to prevent injury and speed recovery. The tape works differently for different injuries. It can lift and support the knee cap, holding it in place for Runner’s Knee. It can support sagging muscles along the arch of the foot, relieving the connective tissues for Plantar’s Fasciitis. And it can lift the stress off of shin splints to allow pain release and give the body a better opportunity to recover. Depending on how it is applied, athletic tape supports, enables, or restricts soft tissue and its movement. By stretching and recoiling like a rubber band, the tape augments tissue function and distributes loads away from inflamed or damaged muscles and tendons, thereby protecting tissues from further injury.
By applying the athletic tape over affected tissue, athletes experience an external support which helps to prevent further injury and allows the body’s damaged tissue to rest and heal naturally despite continued activity. The athletic tape also reduces inflammation and increases circulation which prevents muscle cramping and lactic acid buildup.
Treatment for: knee pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, plantar fascia, plantar fasciitis, rotators cuff, rotator cuff, shins splints, tennis elbow, tendons, achilles, heel pain, elbow pain, ankle sprain, back pain, tendon pain, perineal tendonitis, groin strains, golfers elbow, calf strain, tibialis tendonitis
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