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Kinesiology Tape or KT Tape is an elastic sports tape which is designed to relieve pain while supporting muscles, tendons and ligaments. During this video we talk generally about KT Tape. We cannot say how to apply this to all injury types as there are far too many variations to have on one video. It is also important to note that KT Tape is not clinically proven for all injuries.

We are now going to talk more about injuries, how KT Tape works and when it can be used. When an area of the body is injured through impact or overuse, lymphatic fluid builds up, which causes inflammation and swelling. These lymphatic fluids may cause increased pressure on muscles and tissue, which in turn can cause significant discomfort or pain.

It is believed that when KT Tape is applied correctly, it slightly lifts the skin. This then creates a space between the top layer of skin and the underlying tissues. This helps in reducing pressure to the tissue, which helps to reduce pain and discomfort. It is also believed that correct taping can provide support to muscles by helping the muscle not to overextend or over contract.

KT Tape can be used to prevent or treat many common muscle and joint related injuries including sprains, muscle strains, subluxations, and tendonitis. The taping can be used to provide support and pain relief before, during, and/or after an activity.

KT Tape is specially formulated to be latex-free, hypo-allergenic, and natural rubber free. This means there are fewer potential substances that can trigger allergic reactions. It is also designed to last through humidity, sweat, daily showers, and multiple days of wear.