Kinesio-tape: The Preferred Injury Prevention for Professional Athletes

Everywhere you look in sporting games, more and more athletes are running out to the field with a variety of different color tape down their arms and legs, called kinesio-tape. While the tape provides a cool look, any athlete will tell you the tape goes beyond the superficial appeal.

The tape can actually be found as recommended by many chiropractors to prevent and treat musculoskeletal injuries. In fact, many studies have proven significant results in musculoskeletal injuries involving the spine. According to multiple studies published in the National Library of Medicine, the short term benefits include pain relief and increased range of motion after a musculoskeletal injury to the cervical spine. Using this tape can be critical for collision sports, such as football, basketball, soccer, and even tennis. 

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