Kinesio tape is an elastic cotton tape with an acrylic adhesive. It is used to treat pain, inflammation, joint alignment issues and muscular inefficiencies. Kinesio taping method is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to the muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.
Kinesio-Taping is performed for a few reasons and can be beneficial at any stage of injury (acute to chronic). It can be used to manage swelling immediately after injury or surgery, or to decrease pain as it lifts the skin to create more space directly above an area of pain or inflammation. It can also be used over tendons and ligaments to increase stimulation to injured tissue and can help to facilitate weak muscles or inhibit overactive and painful muscles. Lastly, taping can be used to facilitate proper joint position and posture.