Kinesiotaping, or dynamic patching - how does it work?

An easy to apply and effective way to relieve pain? Kinesiotaping (dynamic patching) can help you! It is a proven and uncomplicated way to not only manage pain, but also prevent injuries. Its reliability is evidenced by the fact that it is readily used by famous athletes. So - make a note of these names and ask for them at the specialist's office: kinesiotaping/dynamic patching.


What is kinesiotaping?

Kinesiotaping involves taping painful areas with specially designed colored patches. Dynamic Plastering has a very wide range of applications in pain management physiotherapy, orthopedics, neurology and even cosmetics. The method is simple: waterproof and breathable patches with a thickness and stretch similar to skin are applied to the painful areas. It is usually recommended to wear them for several weeks, unless they peel off earlier. Kinesiotaping is a therapeutic method proposed by the Japanese Dr. Kenzo Kase, which gained its greatest publicity in the late 20th century.


Kinesiotaping - for what purpose is it used?

Dynamic patching is great for:

- Pain relief (including shoulder, back and wrist pain, heel spurs and tennis elbow),

- injury prevention,

- improving blood circulation,

- Prevention of muscle spasms (including calf cramps).


How does kinesiotapig work?

Before answering this question, it is worth noting that the patches used in kinesiotaping do not contain chemical or medicinal substances, they work only mechanically. They are made of cotton and Lycra, and a special medical adhesive is used when applying them.


- slightly lifts the skin - this increases the space between the muscle and the skin (this is the essence of kinesiotaping);

- Reduces tension on skin receptors (this affects pain sensation).


In what cases is dynamic patching used?

Dynamic Plastering is primarily used in situations involving pain. The practice proves that it can significantly reduce or even exclude the use of painkillers. Kinesiotaping relieves wonderfully:

1. post-traumatic pains (sprains, dislocations, swellings, joint instability, ligament damage); it also aids the healing of wounds, scars and hematomas;

2. post-accident pain;

3. pain after injury;

4. Spinal aches and pains - in this case it has an effect not only on pain relief, but also on movement restrictions, blockages and associated limb and headaches;

5. rheumatic pains;

6. postoperative pain;

7. muscle pain - dynamic patching is invaluable especially for athletes;

8. excessive tension and muscle strain - kinesiotaping relieves them, facilitates movement and increases its range, optimizes tension and supports muscles;

9. muscle cramps - this applies not only to athletes but also to people who experience this type of discomfort on a daily basis (e.g. calf cramps).

Kinesiotaping - invaluable in sports

Kinesiotaping (dynamic patching) is also widely used in sports. So - if you are an athlete or physically active person, it is worth knowing that this treatment not only relieves muscle pain and spasms, but also prevents injuries. How? First of all dynamic patching stabilizes joints. In addition, it helps in the movement of muscles in relation to the joint fascia. This is invaluable especially for people who train intensively.


Circulation problems and leg swelling?

Do you have circulation problems or swelling in your legs? And in this case kinesiotaping will come to your aid. How do the plasters work? In a similar way as lymphatic massage - they affect lymph circulation and improve blood circulation. Pregnant women, whose condition makes them especially prone to pain and swelling of legs, should also think about dynamic plastering. The patches are completely safe for them and help to get rid of unpleasant ailments (also those connected with back pain).


Wrinkles and stretch marks? Dynamic patching is a great tip

Speaking of pregnancy, it is worth mentioning that kinesiotaping also prevents the formation of stretch marks and supports the parts of the skin prone to their formation. Moreover - it is also used in cosmetics, as it prevents wrinkles, skin changes and dark circles under the eyes. In this case, it is good to apply the patches at night before going to bed. It is important to use them regularly.


Is kinesiotaping for everyone? 

Generally -. it is a safe procedure and does not cause side effectsHowever, there are a few situations in which it should not be used. What cases are we talking about? First of all, allergy sufferers and people in whom the adhesive used in dynamic plastering may cause allergy. Another contraindication is psoriasis and skin diseases and wounds that are difficult to heal. Kinesiotaping can also not be used for people who are undergoing physical therapy treatments, and the surface of the patch could prevent them.

Certainly an important benefit of kinesiotaping is also its affordability. Look for this treatment at offer of the Spa & Wellness Institute in the Magellan*** Hotel.

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