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- What is Kinesiology Therapy Tape An elastic therapeutic tape that effectively conforms to the contours of the Foot and Ankle
- Why To provide support, lessen pain, reduce swelling and improve physical performance
- How The stretched tape acts as a splint and stabilizer
- Recommended For People of all ages who suffer from joint, muscle or tendon injuries
- Common Uses Injuries, support weak zones, re-educate muscles, enhancing physical performances, and managing scars
- Common Conditions Achilles tendonitis, Ankle stability, plantar fasciitis, peroneal tendonitis, bunions, turf toe
Let’s take a closer look…
Kinesiology tape is a therapeutic tape applied strategically to the body to provide support, reduce swelling, lessen pain and improve physical performance. This tape is constructed out of fine, breathable, stretchy materials, such as cotton or a cotton, nylon blend. It is designed to mimic the skin’s elasticity so that patients can still use their full range of motion. Most brands of kinesiology tape also utilize medical-grade adhesive and water-resistant technology, allowing the tape to remain intact for 3 to 5 days, even during workouts or showers. When the tape is applied to the body, it recoils slightly and gently lifts the skin. The elasticity is designed to not overly restrict the area of application, while applying enough pressure and support to facilitate strength in muscles, joints and tendons. It is said that the microscopic space created between the skin and tissue underneath the tape elevates joint inflammation and irritation. Most patients can tell a difference as soon as it is applied and report positive results within 24 hours of applying kinesiology tape.
The kinesiology taping method is based on the science of maintaining support to the body, while allowing the bodily fluids and blood to freely move around the injured muscle. This tape stabilizes the injured area through adhering to the skin and applying enough pressure to the tissues. Kinesiology tape allows the connective tissue surrounding the affected/injured tendon or muscle to move harmoniously with the body. Meanwhile, the gentle, free flowing lymphatic fluid and blood can cleanse and heal the inflammation without medications or surgery. All in all, this tape helps to improve circulation, support muscles, prevent future injuries, and heal internal injuries, while still allowing motion.
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26 Apothecary Tape
26 Apothecary Foot and Ankle Kinesiology Therapy Tape is designed to relieve pain and provide support where a patient needs it, while staying in place through workouts and showers. The synthetic performance fibers used are fast drying, water resistant and provide unmatched strength, recoil and stretch. The adhesive used for this tape is meant to remain in place for 3 to 5 days. 26 Apothecary Therapy Tape delivers a strong elastic core for better muscle, joint, and tendon support, without restricting comfort and movement. The improved elastic core is able to retain elasticity better over time. This tape is pre-cut and ready to apply straight out of the box. Each roll contains 20 pre-cut strips that are 2 inches wide and 10 inches long.
Recent Customer Review
“I used 26 Apothecary Tape on my sprained ankle. I loved the support provided without bulk so I was still able to wear shoes!”.