Between 15 – 20 minutes.
What is Kinesiotaping or Neuromuscular Taping?
The kinesiotape, also known as kinesiotaping or neuromuscular bandage, is an elastic bandage that helps the neuromuscular function without limiting joint movements, maintaining an adequate blood and lymphatic circulation, factors that favor the normal recovery process of the injured structure.
What does its application consist of?
The neuromuscular bandage is usually placed on the musculature starting from a stretched position. Due to the elastic characteristics of the bandage, when the muscle returns to its natural position, the skin rises slightly, forming skin folds that increase the subcutaneous cellular space, where the capillaries and neuroreceptors are located, generating numerous beneficial effects.
These tapes adhered to the skin are worn for a period of 1 to 6 days, depending on the objective pursued and the characteristics of the patient’s skin.
What are the effects?
- Improved circulation: thanks to the folds that increase the subcutaneous space where the capillaries are located, making their function more efficient.
- Local analgesia: Due to the decrease of the pressure of the sensory receptors located in the subcutaneous space.
- Improvement of muscular action: As the receptors are more relieved, the neuro-mechanical response will improve, the receptors will communicate better with the musculature that performs the mechanical action. It also favors movement, since it avoids the adhesions of muscular intermuscular fasciae.
- Joint stability: Due to the stimulus effect of the subcutaneous nerve receptors (neuroceptors), it facilitates the activation of joint stabilizing muscles in the area treated with kinesiotape.
All this in order to accelerate the recovery of the injury.
What is it indicated for?
Tendinopathies, painful shoulder, cervical pain, low back pain, runner’s knee, scars, sprains, joint instability, muscle ruptures, edema, lymphedema…
It has no side effects or contraindications, except that it should not be applied to wounds in the process of healing.
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