PT Tape and Pain Relief
Montgomery County Rehab & Sports Therapy, PC
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An important part of your care and treatment at Montgomery County Rehab might include the use of Kinesiology Tape. What is Kinesiology Tape and How Does it Work? How can something that contains no medications or topical ingredients be so effective in relieving pain and swelling? It’s related to the way the tape interacts with the skin, the nerves under the skin and the circulatory system in your injured area. When a muscle or joint is overused or injured it can become swollen or inflamed. Swelling is composed of blood (from internal bleeding from the injury) or other fluids. If swelling is great enough, the lymphatic vessels get compressed and can’t do their job. This can lead to ongoing pain and inflammation. When kinesiology tape is applied to the skin over the inflammed area, the tape gently lifts the skin, creating space between the skin and tissue below.  This negative pressure allows both blood and lymphatic vessels to open and increase the circulation. Improved blood flow enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the injured tissue. Reduced swelling relieves pressure of pain receptors providing pain relief. (SOURCE: theratape)
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