Kinesio tape is used to treat a variety of injuries including muscle strains and sprains, joint problems, and movement disorders. Taping provides external assistance to promote your body’s own healing processes and improves muscle, nerve, and organ function. Your orthopaedic doctor may suggest Kinesio tape as a non-invasive treatment option to reduce pain while facilitating healing and ease of movement.
Those With Joint Problems
Those with osteoarthritis or other problems of the joints can benefit from orthopaedic treatment with Kinesio tape. Taping provides support for problem areas while allowing for natural movement of the joint during healing.
Those With Spinal Pain
Kinesio taping can be used to improve back pain caused by a variety of factors. Those suffering from spondsylosis, sciatics, scoliosis, and certain spinal injuries can find relief through the use of Kinesio tape.
Those With Headaches and TMJ
Headaches and TMJ pain can be caused by unintentional muscle tension and are often due to stress. If you suffer from these conditions, your orthopaedic doctor may recommend Kinesio tape as a treatment option. Taping acts to relieve muscle tension, thereby eliminating the source of your pain.
Those With Sprains and Strains
Muscle sprains and strains are frequently treated by orthopaedic doctors with the use of Kinesio tape. Kinesio tape is often used to treat bursitis of the knee, elbow, shoulder, and hip.
Taping allows tendons, ligaments, and muscles to heal naturally for faster pain relief and restoration of flexibility and strength.
Those With Overuse Injuries
Overuse injuries occur in both athletes and those whose work requires repetitive motions of any part of the body. Kinesio taping provides much-needed relief from these types of injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome , gamekeepers thumb, and Achilles tendonitis.
Would you like to learn more about Kinesio tape and whether it can benefit you? Contact MK Orthopaedics at (815) 741-6900 to schedule an appointment with one of our orthopaedic doctors for evaluation and treatment. Visit us on the web to learn more about surgical and non-surgical orthopaedic treatment options for the hips, knees, and back.