Kinesio tape (K-tape) in Raleigh, NC
At Wake Nonsurgical Ortho, Dr. Kanaan and his highly-trained orthopedic staff specialize in providing a variety of non-surgical orthopedic treatment options to patients in Raleigh, Durham and Cary, NC. If you are suffering from an orthopedic treatment and in need of Kinseio tape, our team will answer any questions you may have and provide you with a demonstration on how to use the tape. For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kanaan at our office in Raleigh, NC, call (919) 719-2270.
What is Kinesio tape?
Kinesio tape is a latex-free elastic tape specially designed to provide support and pain relief for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. It is lightweight, flexible, breathable, and waterproof – designed to withstand almost any activity. When applied correctly, kinesio tape can stay in place for several days at a time.
Why Use Kinesio Tape?
Kinesio tape can be used to treat many injuries including patella-femoral pain (PFPS), shin splints, Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis), Tennis Elbow (Lateral epicondylitis), ankle sprains/strains, rotator cuff pain, and more.
How Does Kinesio Tape Work?
There are multiple brands of this kind of tape including KT Tape, Rock Tape, and Kinesio Tex Tape. While each brand is slightly different from the next, they are all designed with the same concept in mind. Small ridges on the adhesive side of the tape create a lifting mechanism of the skin which promotes increased blood and lymphatic flow. As a result, the body is better able to heal itself. The design of the tape allows it to stretch in length but not in width which allows for support.
Who Can Use Kinesio Tape?
You should consult with a healthcare professional that is familiar with the uses and proper application of the tape. Once you have been shown the proper way to use the tape, you can then apply it yourself. If used incorrectly you risk having little or no benefit, and possibly further injury.
Schedule an Consultation at Wake Non-Surgical Ortho in Raleigh, NC
Here at Wake Sports Medicine, Dr. Matthew Kanaan and his assistant, Crystal Casto, LAT, ATC, are both educated on the proper uses and applications of the tape. Contact our orthopedic clinic at (919)719-2270 for a free demonstration of how to use kinesio tape today!