Does Kinesiology Taping Help to Hasten Your Recovery Time from Swelling or Bruising?
Researchers, Bialoszewski et al. 2009, have discovered that kinesiology tape can quickly reduce joint swelling (oedema) and a bruise (haematoma). The theory is that the elasticity of kinesiology tape lifts the skin away from the swollen tissue below by loosely “crinkling” the skin. This skin lift is known as a sub-dermal vacuum, which provides less physical resistance to removing the retained fluid by your lymphatic and venous drainage systems.
Test this theory out by a quick squeeze of your skin. It will resemble an “orange-peel” appearance. You’ll notice loose skin between your fingers. The lower skin tension allows your venous and lymphatic systems to drain the sub-dermal fluid away quicker. Now isn’t that clever!
FAQ’s about Kinesiology Taping
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- What Conditions Could Kinesiology Tape Help?
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