Kinesiotaping uses multicolored strips to relieve pain
Back in 1988, athletes from Japan entered the arena during the Seoul Olympics, covered with colorful ribbons. These were the so-called kinesiotracks. It turns out that these strips strengthen blood circulation, remove pain and swelling, and help athletes return to the game faster. Over time, kinesiotapes began to be used by athletes from other countries and ordinary people from all over the world.
Kinesiotaping is popular today in sports medicine, neurology, manual therapy, dentistry (to reduce swelling after tooth extraction), otorhinolaryngology for the treatment of sinusitis and cosmetology after treatment with injection or plastic. The strips strengthen tissue regeneration and contribute to quick recovery after injuries, fractures and sprains.
These multicolored strips act on the injured part of the body. They constantly send signals to the brain via mechanoreceptors, blocking the painful impulse. The strips do not overheat the skin or have contraindications with the exception of individual intolerance and oncological diseases. The color of the tape does not matter during the treatment, so each person can choose their favorite color.
Application of kinesiotapes for treatment:
- Hair on the skin is removed with a trimmer. It is not advisable to use a razor that can irritate the skin. Wipe the skin to dry and then treat with antiseptic.
- Apply the tape to the sore spot. Glue the beginning and end of the tape without tightening. Tighten the middle of the tape slightly before gluing. In case of swelling on the skin, then stick the tape completely without tightening. The task of the tape is to create a skin tightening effect. This allows the muscles at the site of pain to relax which means faster removal of spasms and pain. For the first time, it is better to do gluing with tapes in the presence of a specialist.
- Chinese and Japanese ribbons can be bought in pharmacies. It is desirable to buy Japanese ribbons. Chinese ribbons are cheaper and similar to Japanese ribbons, but they adhere poorly to the skin and can cause allergies.