Kinesio Tape

We’ve all been seeing the colorful tape applied in all kinds of configurations on all sorts of locations around the body.  What is this colorful tape all about?  It is not just a fashion statement, or at least it shouldn’t be.  Kinesio tape was designed to help aid in healing and support of injuries.  It can be used for almost all aches and pains wherever they are bothering you.  Pain is the #1 indication for kinesio taping.  KT tape is the brand of tape that we see on the shelf at Walmart now so is the brand most are familiar with.  The benefit of kinesio tape is that it is easy to apply, can provide significant support and relief of pain and aid in recovery of injuries.  Despite the ease of application at home it is still not a good idea to google your pain and self diagnose your problem and self treat.  Despite this working out at times for your friends it may not be a good idea for you.  Depending on the nature of your injury a good diagnosis from a foot and ankle specialist will almost always result in speeding your recovery and elimination of your pain as quickly as possible.  It is almost a daily occurrence that patients come in with problems that have been going on for weeks and sometimes months.  At that point it is harder to treat and almost always takes longer to heal.  Come in early and we’ll treat you quickly and give you every tool available to aid in your quick recovery.  If you are lucky you’ll walk out with some colorful tape applied to your foot. We’ll teach how it works so that you can make sure you are going to get the best results from the treatment.  Come see us today and we’ll get you on the path to recovery.

Don’t Live Life in Pain! Call us today for an appointment at 505.880.1000. We take care of your feet…so that they’ll take care of you!

Nathan Ivey, DPM

 


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