Top 10 Kinesio Tapes for Pain Management

When it all comes down to it, there are a few features that are absolutely necessary. Let’s go down a list of people from beginner to pro and talk about the features you need as your bottom line. This will give you a great idea of where your money will be best invested.

Chronic Pain:
If you’re using them to control chronic pain, you aren’t going to need as much “tech” or “advanced features”. Water resistance, for example, isn’t necessarily a “must-have” for you. What is recommended is ensuring that it’s easy to use and won’t hurt sore fingers or cause more stress from application than it solves. Look for the features below.

– Pre-Streched material
– Pre-cut strips
– Latex-free material, preferably cotton-based.

Beginner Athletes:
When you’re just starting out, you don’t really need all the fancy features. Keep in mind that this will vary from workout to workout, however, so you need to be ready for different scenarios. If you think you’ll be wearing them long term (multiple days) then you may want to start thinking about “pro” level products. But, for those who really are just beginning, try looking for these qualities:

– Water resistance
– Breathable material, like cotton
– Latex-free for sensitive skin
– Hypoallergenic material

Pro Athletes:
We know how much the pros love K-tape- just check out Instagram and see the amount of photos under #KTape! If you’re going hard all the time then you need a tape to keep up. We recommend looking for the following features:

– Advanced technology (each brand has their own “name” for it)
– Full waterproofing
– Easy range of motion
– Strong adhesive

Of course, there are a lot of different things to think about when you’re looking for the right sports therapy method for you. We hope that after this exhaustive guide you’ll be fully equipped to make a decision on which is right for you.

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