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What are the properties of elastic therapeutic tape

date:10-05-2021
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Elastic therapeutic tape, also known Base cloth of elas […]

Elastic therapeutic tape, also known Base cloth of elastic surgical tape and medical tapes as kinesiology tape, is an elastic cotton tape with acrylic adhesive used to treat pain and disability due to sports injuries and various other physical diseases. For individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain, studies have shown that elastic tape may help relieve pain, but it is only more effective than other treatments, and there is no evidence that it can relieve disability in chronic pain cases. The product is a thin and elastic The cotton belt can be stretched to 140% of its original length.

 

As a result, if the stretched length of the tape is greater than its normal length, the tape will "recoil" after being applied, thereby generating tension on the skin. Compared with the traditional white sports tape, this elastic property allows a wider range of movement and can be retained for a long time before repainting. The tape is designed to imitate human skin, has roughly the same thickness and elasticity, and can stretch 30-40% in the longitudinal direction. It is a latex-free material with acrylic adhesive and can be heat activated.

 

fibers can evaporate and dry faster, resulting in longer wear time (up to 4 days). It is claimed that how the tape affects the body depends on the position on the body and how it is used; it is speculated that the stretching direction, shape and position all play a role in the hypothetical function of the tape. Elastic therapeutic tape has several theoretical benefits.

 

One of them is to correct the arrangement of weak muscles and promote joint movement due to the recoil quality of the tape. In addition, the tape is said to lift the skin, increase the space below it, and increase blood flow and lymphatic circulation (swelling). It is said that the increase in interstitial space results in a decrease in the pressure on the body's nociceptors, which can detect pain and stimulate the mechanoreceptors, thereby improving the overall joint sensation.

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