March 26, 2018

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When to not use Kinesiology Tape?

There's not much that can go wrong when you're taping. Quite often the worst-case scenario is that you don't get the effect you were hoping for. However, as much as you (and we) may love using tape, there are times when we would recommend you leave the tape in the box.

  • If you have a chronic injury that has not been fully diagnosed and assessed
    • With ongoing injuries, always check in with a medical professional to get a full diagnosis. You may be doing more damage than good trying to train through chronic injuries. If you're taping we want to make sure you’re taping safely.
    • If the area is extremely swollen or has signs of infection.
      • Lymphatic style taping can be a great help for reducing swelling, but compression and ice should be your first points of call. Then taping a few days in. NEVER tape directly over broken skin, the recoil over open skin can create blistering.
  • Known allergy to taping materials
    • Although all of our tapes are hypoallergenic and latex free it is always worth testing a small strip the first time just to be safe. If you are unsure over anything in terms of our tape material makeup, just get in touch.

And that's pretty much it! If you're ever unsure then feel free to get in touch and we'll be able to advise.


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