I believe that friends who love sports or often watch sports events can often see such scenes. Athletes’ shoulders, elbows, knees and other joints are pasted with green athletic tape.
What do these green athletic tape do?
For ordinary sports enthusiasts, can this “color tape” be used?
In fact, this kind of “colored tape” used by athletes is called green athletic tape, or muscle tape for short.
Due to the viscoelasticity of the intramuscular patch and the special gel texture, it will increase the gap between the skin and the deep soft tissue, and play a role in promoting venous and lymphatic return.
After promoting the reflux, the soft tissue will quickly reduce swelling, so the main function of the green athletic tape is to reduce swelling and relieve pain.
Not only that, with the passage of time and the development of technology, green athletic tape can also be used by some patients with chronic muscle strain and chronic ligament laxity, and has the effect of stabilizing muscles and joints.
The same pain relief, but the muscle patch is not equal to the plaster
Sometimes muscle or joint damage, many patients choose to stick some traditional plasters to relieve pain.
So, the question is, the same pain relief, what is the difference between traditional plaster and this colored athletic tape used by athletes?
Traditional plasters contain medicinal ingredients, which are absorbed on the surface of the skin to reduce swelling and pain; while muscle patches generally do not contain medicinal ingredients, and use the elasticity of the green athletic tape itself and the special gel texture to shrink the skin and reduce swelling and pain. Effect.
Because the athletic tape contains no pharmaceutical ingredients, it is favored by professional athletes.
Ordinary sports enthusiasts can use muscle stickers
The green athletic tape is so good, can ordinary people use it?
Answer: Yes, but it needs to be used under the guidance of a professional doctor or rehabilitation therapist.
The correct way to use the green athletic tape
green athletic tape can also be used in sports-loving people who have acute soft tissue injuries, tendon and ligament strain, and joint instability.
green athletic tape can be used in various situations such as cervical spondylosis, tennis elbow, tendonitis, and lumbar muscle strain, ligament strain, and ligament tear that are common in life.
However, it must be performed by a professional doctor or a rehabilitation therapist.
Kinesiology stickers mainly work by adjusting the tension of the sticking part.
Therefore, when using, it is necessary to select the size of the sticker and the way of sticking according to different diseases and the size of the injured part to ensure the appropriate degree of tension.
Beware of improper use, causing more harm
Since ordinary people do not have the ability to judge the specific injury inside the skin, if the paste is not appropriate, not only the effect will not be good, but green athletic tape may also cause problems.
For example, in acute soft tissue inflammation, sticking to the muscle can relieve the tension of the skin, but if it is too tight and the skin tension is too large, green athletic tape will aggravate the skin damage.
At the same time, the original intention of the green athletic tape is to relieve the tension of the tendon and ligament.
If the pasting method is wrong, it will increase the tension of the tendon and ligament and aggravate the strain.
In addition, for patients with joint laxity, if the position of the green athletic tape is wrong, the originally stable part will be strengthened, and the unstable part will become more relaxed, which is not conducive to the stability of the joint.
Remind everyone that the green athletic tape only has a relieving effect, not a therapeutic effect.
Do not delay the regular rehabilitation treatment because of long-term dependence on the intramuscular patch, resulting in aggravation of the condition.