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Kinesiology tape were invented in 1970, and after more than 40 years of development, they have been continuously improved in the field of adhesive tape materials and are now widely used in the fields of sport，fitness and even medical rehabilitation. They've been hard to miss on the bodies of Olympic and professional athletes.But are these brightly colored bands really useful?How does it work?
Kinesiology tape is a kind of sports tape invented to relieve joint and muscle pain.Kinesiology tape is composed of three layers:
1)The first layer is waterproof elastic cotton cloth, which is different from the common sports tape,sports Kinesiology tape, however, has polymer elastic strands woven through the cotton, so the tape is flexible and doesn't impede range of motion when it's applied.
2)The second layer is medical acrylic glue. Every square meter of elastic cotton cloth is coated with 4-70g glue, and the glue surface is in the shape of water ripples. The width of water ripples is 3.75px, the gap is 8.75px, the wavelength is 150px, and the amplitude is 40px.So the patch is latex free, hypoallergenic and can be worn for several days.
3)The third layer is the protective glue backing paper.
HOW DOES KINESIO TAPE WORK?
1.According to clinical discovery,,Kinesiology Tape alleviates discomfort and facilitates lymphatic drainage by lifting the skin slightly,This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation, reducing pressure while enabling a more effective flow of lymphatic fluid (like blood and lactic acid)in and out of the target area,so it can reduce muscle soreness.In this respect,kinesiology tape is sometimes used in lymphedema management,Scar tissue management,or for superficial contusions.
2.As a kind of sports bandages, Kinesio Tape has the functions:support and stability,Conditions like patellofemoral stress syndrome, iliotibial band friction syndrome, or shoulder instability may benefit from extra support provided by kinesiology tape. The tape can support your joint while you have a broken joint.In addition,the tape is so elastic, it moves with you.
3. Some experts believe that the biggest role of kinesiology tape is to produce psychological effects.They think there may be a placebo effect in using the tape, with athletes believing it will be helpful.The actual putting on of the tape sometimes is almost part of that ritual. It's almost part of their uniform for the sport that they're doing, part of their kit. It makes them feel ready for action.