Kinesiology Tape

Rehabilitates injured muscles

  • Reduces muscle fatigue
  • Lowers swelling
  • Relieves pain
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Elastoplast Kinesiology Tape is designed to provide comfort, increase stability and relieve pain in any injured joint or muscle area. Its elastic properties make it different from regular strapping tape – kinesiology tape allows full motion of your body parts, providing dynamic support that can be worn for an extended period of time.


Working like a second skin, Elastoplast Kinesiology Tape improves blood flow and speeds up recovery from minor injuries. Its porous, thin construction is suitable for those with sensitive skin types. The lined backing paper also allows for easy removal after application.

Benefits of kinesiology tape include:

  • Swelling reduction
  • Reduced muscle fatigue
  • Pain relief
  • Muscle support
  • Reduced downtime from injury

Find an instructional "how to use" leaflet with common applications inside every pack of Elastoplast Kinesiology Tape.


Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.

Code Size Quantity Colour Carton
48321 5cm x 5m 1 Roll Blue 2 x 3
48320 5cm x 5m 1 Roll Black 2 x 3
48306 5cm x 5m 1 Roll Flesh 2 x 3

Common areas of application are shoulders, backs, arms, hamstring & calf muscle groups.

 

Instructional usage leaflet in every pack.

Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.

How does kinesiology tape work?

Correctly applied kinesiology tape lifts the skin to create a small amount of space between the muscle and dermis layers of the body. This space makes room for drainage and blood flow while taking the pressure off any swelling.

 

How do I apply kinesiology tape on my ankle?

  1. Make sure the area around your ankle joint is clean and dry. You’ll then need to measure out two pieces before application.
  2. Keeping the backing on, measure the first piece from your inner ankle, around the bottom of your heel, and up the other side to just above the outer ankle. Cut this piece and save it for later.
  3. Measure the second piece starting again from the inside of your ankle. This time, measure around the back of your heel and finish on the outer side of your foot.
  4. Remove adhesive backing and apply the tape to the measured areas – it needs to be firm, but not overly tight or loose.

 

If you’re unsure, check the instructions inside your Elastoplast Kinesiology Tape pack.



How do I use kinesiology tape for hamstring pain?

  1. Stand and gently lean forward onto a table-height surface. Keep your knees straight.
  2. Apply 1 piece of kinesiology tape to the middle of your upper hamstring area.
  3. Gently stretch the tape as you apply it down your outside hamstring muscle to end below your knee joint. It needs to be firm, but not overly tight or loose.
  4. Repeat with a second piece of tape down your inside hamstring muscle

If you’re unsure, check the instructions inside your Elastoplast Kinesiology Tape pack.

 


Does kinesiology tape work for tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, arthritis?

Kinesiology tape is an effective method for relieving pain and improving range of movement when suffering from tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and arthritis. Studies1 have shown proper application of kinesiology tape provides quick and effective relief.


Can you the reuse Elastoplast Kinesiology Tape?

After being removed from the skin, Kinesiology tape loses much of its adhesive quality. Reusing kinesiology tape also presents hygiene problems, especially if being used during sport. For these reasons it is not recommended to reuse kinesiology tape.


Sources

1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4755975/



Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.