Posts Tagged 'Kinesiotape'

Achilles Tendon Injuries

The Achilles tendon is the strong fibrous band of connective tissue that rises from the heel bone and attaches into the calf muscles. It is the thickest tendon in the body and due to its high weight-bearing nature is prone to injury. Overuse of the calf muscles can lead to overloading of the Achilles tendon, leading to inflammation and degeneration causing pain, known as a tendinopathy. If you suffer from Achilles tendinopathy (previously known as tendonitis), the tendon may ...

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Kinesiotape

The tape that has dominated the Olympic Games…

You may have noticed a fair amount of athletes at the London 2012 Olympics coated in colored tape. The thick stripes might be bright blue, pink, black or beige. They cover everything from shoulders and backs to abs and quads. Japanese chiropractor and acupuncturist Kenzo Kase designed the taping method in 1979. Kinesiotape is known to have many properties including an ability to reduce pain, swelling and muscle spasms, as well as ...

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