Kinesiotaping or myofascial taping involves the application of adhesive tape called Kinesiotape (the colored tape you often see sportspeople wearing!) to facilitate pain relief, improve muscle/joint activity and swelling management.
The tape is not medicated and so is safe to use in most conditions, except where the patient has sensitive skin, allergies or loss of sensation to the area.
Application of a stretchy tape to the painful area
A sensation of awareness in the area
Sometimes immediate improvement in pain & muscle relaxation
A feeling of support in the area
Sometimes, if you have sensitive skin, it can feel a little itchy or red, in which case you should remove & wash the area
Improved muscle relaxation
Support for overworked, tense muscles
Improved muscle activation
Improved function of a muscle/joint as a result of the feedback from the K-tape