By helping to increase blood flow in the injured area, athletic tape decreases swelling which alleviates pain. The elasticity of the athletic tape can also serve as support for the affected muscles. It naturally goes back to its original position, which takes some of the workload off of the athlete's muscle.
- Stabilizing ankles.
- Supporting knees.
- Solidifying shoulders.
- Opening elbows.
- Supporting weak or injured muscles.
- Improving muscle contraction.
- Preventing overuse.
Kinesiology tape allows you to have a normal range of motion while still providing support. In contrast, the athletic tape should only be applied a short time before an activity, and removed immediately after the activity, to ensure no further damage is done to the area