Most people think that the muscle's only function is to move our body. But in reality, our muscles can do more than that! The muscle can help in maintaining body temperature; it can assist in blood and lymphatic flow. If you are having spinal problems but upon examination the problem was found to be in the muscles, then you could benefit from a therapeutic technique called Kinesio taping.
Kenisio Taping compared to Other Types of Taping Techniques and Procedures?
A common image that enters people's mind when they hear the word taping is an image of a basketball player, with the ankle or any other body part which is wrapped tightly in a tape to assist in stabilizing, and to give support to the injured area. Unlike conventional taping techniques, Kenisio taping does not occlude normal fluid flow but instead normal flow of body fluids is maintained and at the same time, support and stability is provided to the injured area of the body.
How does it Work?
Made of elastic material, the Kinesio tape is applied over the affected muscle group, or just proximal or distal to the muscle. The tape gives support to the damaged muscle without limiting too much movement that will let you continue with your daily tasks and activities. Because of this, normal muscle healing happens to the muscle.
How does it help
There are various medical conditions where application of Kenisio Tape is beneficial. It is used to help patients suffering from different problems, ranging from headaches to carpel tunnel syndrome. Other conditions that will benefit from Kinesio Taping technique are:
- low back pain or muscle strain
- chronic stage knee and shoulder injuries
- lateral epicondylitis
- whiplash injuries
- pre- or post-operation treatments and a lot more