Athletic Tapes and Compression Bandages

On the surface, athletic tape and compression bandages seem to have one simple purpose: to stabilize a weak or injured joint. They actually have many more benefits! Depending on the type used and the method of application, athletic tape and bandages can:

  • Help prevent injury
  • Enhance awareness of movements
  • Improve athletic performance
  • Reduce pain and swelling
  • Promote healing

There are two basic kinds of athletic tape: rigid, non-elastic tape and elastic therapeutic tape (also called kinesiology or kinesio tape). Find out how to use and apply these products.

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Compression bandages can reduce swelling and pain while helping to stabilize a strained or sprained joint. Here’s how and when you should use them.

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