What Are the Advantages of Athletic Tape on Athletes?

When we watch various sports competitions, we always see a lot of colorful and strange-shaped sports tapes on the athletes. The scientific name is called kinesio tape, which was invented by the Japanese in the 1970s. The original intention of its design is to have a certain protective effect on the musculoskeletal and joints, while also maintaining a certain range of joint motion. So, what kind of protection can athletic sports tape play?

Ⅰ. The past and present of athletic sports tape

The tape on athletes is actually "Kinesio Tape", which was first invented by Japanese masseur Kase in the late 1970s. Later, more professionals called it Muscle Tape and Sports Tape. wait.

Kinesio effect tape athletic sports tape is designed to protect the muscles and tendons of sports people. While protecting the muscles, tendons and joints, it can also maintain a certain range of motion. It has also created an independent theoretical system and tape Tie method.

In fact, there was a concept similar to kinesio tape in ancient times. The ancient Greeks used a mixture of olive oil, lead oxide and water to smear the cloth strips and then wrap them on people; Medicinal materials are attached to sticky cloth strips, where pain is applied, and later evolved into plasters; ninjas and samurai in Japanese movies are all wrapped in circles of bandages, which is also based on this concept.

Kinesio effect patch athletic sports tape can pull the direction of the skin through the elastic force generated by stretching the patch when pasting, increasing the gap between the skin and the subcutaneous tissue. In turn, it affects the flow direction of the subcutaneous fascia tissue, allowing the fascia system to have sufficient permeability and circulation, and promote lymphatic and blood circulation.

At the same time, the effect of Kinesio Taping on acute soft tissue injuries and chronic joint diseases has clear literature support, and the clinical and sports team use effects are indeed very good. In addition, it can promote the muscle strength of healthy adults to a certain extent, but it does not allow the user to transform into a strong man. It is just like adding an extra muscle outside the skin, pulling the injured skin and reducing the burden on the muscles during exercise.

Ⅱ. Benefits of athletic sports tape

1. For the muscles themselves, athletic sports tape can enhance the contractility of damaged muscles, eliminate local pain, reduce muscle overstretching, and reduce muscle fatigue and spasms.

2. Increase blood and lymphatic circulation, eliminate congestion or local tissue fluid, improve original edema or internal bleeding, reduce tissue pressure, relieve pain and discomfort, and reduce inflammation.

3. Enhance joint stability, prevent joint abnormalities caused by abnormal muscle contraction, adjust fascia, normalize muscle function, and increase joint mobility.

4. Athletic sports tape stimulates the skin and muscles and has an analgesic effect.


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