Tapes are elastic patches that tend to stretch in one direction.
The physical properties of the tapes are very close to those of the skin of a person, so it kind of takes on some of the load congested areas, helping them to work. Unlike plaster and other dressings, therapeutic taping makes it possible to treat injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system with the help of movements.
Taping is a unique technique that has been used by sports doctors, physiotherapists and rehabilitation therapists in many countries of Europe and America for many years. Currently, kinesiological taping is more often used in sports medicine, and therapeutic taping in outpatient medical and rehabilitation practice.
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This crap "supports" the muscles of athletes. But unfortunately, few people know that this crap is another quackery, such as statements that GMOs are dangerous, and homeopathy works. People, don't get fooled. Here's a proof with evidence, scientific research and everything that thinking people need, which athletes are not often (
Video below. You can start from 20 minutes (they demonstrate the principles of the work of teips on a corpse, so it's better to look impressionable from the very beginning, and from 20 minutes to drop, probably). In short. The tapes work. Kinesio tapes are an extremely dubious idea to sell useless things.
They are used not only by volleyball players, their essence is to "support" the joints after certain injuries: muscle strain, recovery from fractures. By the way, it is recommended to glue them only to a specialist, otherwise not only will there be no sense, but also will be harmful
Kinesotaping-beautiful, multi-colored ribbons of different stripes.
In the hands of an ordinary lover of physical education, and often a professional athlete, it is just a waste of money and / or "show-off"))). A sports medicine doctor or a chiropractor should be "sold" to the teip. a person who understands at least anatomy, physiology and biomechanics ... because you need to know how to correctly place it (tape) on the body. Kinesotape can be used as a preventive measure against injury or strengthening of an already damaged joint / limb.
In professional clubs, a club doctor or masseur is involved in taping. "Crooked" glued tape is not only useless, but can cause harm. With such success, I suspect, you can paste over with tape or a wide plaster)))
A little off topic answer, but still ...
It should also be said that this is not just a tape, but a kinesio-tape. Additional mechanical support for joints and muscles, simplifies their work, reduces the risk of injury, for joints with a large number of planes of motion it can be used as an attribute directing movement.
It is actually used everywhere. I didn't have a chance to use it myself, because running along the intersection meant reinforced concrete taping with an ordinary ankle plaster, but every year I see them more and more often, and in the most unexpected places.
First, let me disagree with the first answer: it has never been used as a pain reliever. I tell you this, as a volleyball player, CCM, and Champion of Russia this year from the city of Belgorod. No one tapes themselves to eliminate pain. Secondly, the teip attribute is not necessarily beach-goers, but the classics are also full of it. And it is intended either for fixing joints / support, or as heating.
These are tapes, such "pain-relieving" plasters. There are different shapes, colors, sizes. There are many ways to apply these tapes, depending on the purpose. Athletes apply plasters for sprains, muscle pains, minor injuries. I glued such things for three weeks, when I worked out my leg after a fracture, surgery and two months in a cast :) the violent pain became bearable, and I could walk