Here’s why athletes use kinesiology taping—and how it can help you, too.
You’ve seen professional athletes with brightly-colored tape crisscrossing parts of their body. This isn’t just flair or showmanship! Kinesiology taping helps increase blood flow and oxygen, and aids lymph drainage. The result is a reduction in the amount of lactic acid that builds up in muscles, helping the affected areas heal more quickly.
Of course, professional athletes aren’t the only people that can benefit from kinesiology tape applications. Kinesiology tape is great for treating common sports injuries like shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and runner’s knee. We’ve used kinesiology taping to help lots of patients with tennis and golfer’s elbow, rotator cuff injuries, posture correction, and groin and hamstring pulls.
If you’ve been in a car accident, or hurt yourself roughhousing with the kids or gardening in the backyard, kinesiology tape may help you protect the injured area while your body heals.
Ask your HealthSource chiropractor if kinesiology taping can help with your injury. You can purchase a personal supply at many of our clinics, where our team will also teach you how to apply kinesiology tape properly.