K tape can help in cases of acute painful injuries and chronic overuse conditions, common in athletes and highly active people. With specialized training and an understanding of the body, Kinesio taping can be applied to nearly every part of the body in a variety of patterns using a technique based on the body’s natural healing process. The patterns of k tape give support and stability to your joints. The elastic capabilities help lift the skin to create a space between the muscles and dermis which allows for pressure to be taken off of swelling or injured muscles. K tape also facilitates drainage of toxins and increased blood flow to help with healing.
Kinesio tape can help treat several day to day maladies, whether it’s a young athlete treating an injured tendon or muscle, or an elderly person dealing with degenerative joint pain. Kinesio taping can help reduce pain for hamstring pulls, shoulder pain, back pain, shin splints, arthritis or anyone else experiencing a muscle, tendon, or joint injury. K tape can even be used to alleviate discomfort in pregnant women.