Kinesiology tape provides support to an injured area, while permitting full range of motion.
It can be used in combination with other therapies, and may help reduce pain temporarily, while improving range of motion and proprioception (body position sense).
Dr. Elaine uses Rocktape that is hypoallergenic, water resistant, and can be worn up to 5 days.
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Cho, Hwi-young, et al. "Kinesio taping improves pain, range of motion, and proprioception in older patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial." American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation 94.3 (2015): 192-200.